Dhaka : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured Bangladesh that India will resolve all the adversities in its ties with Bangladesh. Indian Foreign Minister has also supported Bangladesh on the issue of the Rohingya migrants who have entered Bangladesh in lakhs of number from Myanmar. External Affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj appealed Myanmar to accept the Rohingya stating that Bangladesh cannot shelter the Rohingya migrants for a long time.
On the last day of her visit to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the new complex of the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh. Foreign Minister Swaraj also inaugurated 15 development projects being funded by India in Bangladesh. The development projects to be raised in Bangladesh backed by India are worth nearly USD 8.7 million covering areas of education, health, Information and Technology, water supply and social service sectors. While speaking on this occasion, Foreign Minister Swaraj clarified about India’s policy towards Bangladesh.
External Affairs Minister Swaraj assured that the neighboring nations are India’s topmost priority and Bangladesh is India’s foremost priority. Foreign Minister Swaraj affirmed that both the countries share harmonious relations at the same time India and Bangladesh will resolve the issues that malign the relations with mutual cooperation. In the meanwhile, the External affairs minister has offered full support to Bangladesh over the inflow of 6 lakh Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar.
Bangladesh cannot bear the burden of Rohingya migrants for a long time. Indian External Affairs Minister Swaraj, in a discussion with the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A. H. Mahmood Ali, stated that Myanmar should accept the Rohingya migrants. Over the last few days the Government of Bangladesh has been assertive on this matter and has urged for support and cooperation from India to resolve this issue. India had promptly responded and taken quick steps to support Bangladesh on the issues of the Rohingya.