World Economic Forum: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday told that she was happy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s assurance.
that her country should not be confused over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) completed in Assam.
Hasina is in Delhi to visit the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and is registered to attend Modi on Saturday to hold bilateral talks.
According to an Indian Express report, talking about the NRC at a reception received by Bangladesh diplomat Syed Muazzem Ali,
Hasina stated that she doesn’t ‘see a problem’ with the application. “I spoke with PM Modi. Everything is okay,” she was quoted as stating.
Her comments come a week after she met Modi in New York and announced that the NRC had become a matter of ‘great concern’ for Bangladeshis.
The Indian PM is determined to have secured his Bangladeshi match and stated that there is ‘nothing to be worried’ about since the 2-countries received good relations.
However, it must note that Union Home Minister Amit Shah repeated in Kolkata Tuesday that the government would “identify every infiltrator and drive them out”.
As of now, the NRC has added 3.11 crore candidates as citizens and banned 19 lakh. The Assam’s citizenship application of NRC has also increased concern in Bangladesh as usual fear that those given non-citizens of India may push into Bangladesh.
But India says that it is their internal problem which in no way will influence Bangladesh,
A sign that Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul former said Dhaka trusts. However, according to the intelligence agency IANS, the foreign minister announced they would raise the NRC number and the continuing Teesta water-sharing deal during talks.
Meanwhile, addressing the WEF’s top, Hasina declared that Bangladesh “can serve as the business hub for the sub-region”. “Beyond our personal 162 million people, Bangladesh can be the connecting landmass to a combined market of nearly 3 billion people,” she replied.
On Friday, Hasina will visit an interactive session with select CEOs of India and the Introduction of India and Bangladesh Business Forum (IBBF) at ITC Maurya & WEF Closing Plenary at Hotel-Taj Palace.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore-Heng Swee Keat controls calls on Sheikh Hasina on Friday evening.