New Delhi, April 7: India and Bangladesh are neighbouring countries but never really indulged in matters of each other’s national issues, until recently when both the nations signed 5 MoUs concentrating on different areas of development.
Meanwhile, on April 6, a delegation of senior editors and journalists from Bangladesh called on Power minister Piyush Goyal. The members of the delegation were apprised about the series of reform measures that have been taken by the government to bring about transparency and accountability in the power sector and to achieve the mission of Affordable, Quality, 24x7 power for all.
The interaction was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs as a familiarisation initiative for the delegation learning about the turnaround that has been achieved in India’s Power sector.
Piyush Goyal remarked, “India and Bangladesh are more than just neighbours and have shared common interests and experiences. India and Bangladesh have expanded the scope of engagement to an unprecedented scale, which has built a great level of mutual trust between the two Nations.“
Goyal further expressed his confidence of receiving greater cooperation from Bangladesh in areas like developing intra-regional power and transport corridors, maintaining peace and security in the South Asian region by putting up a consolidated front against regional and global terrorism, among others. This would enrich and strengthen the engagement between the two countries in the areas of mutual and shared interests.
India will keep supporting Bangladesh in the Renewable Energy sector and Energy Efficiency initiatives, in which India has achieved huge success. The scale at which the RE sector has expanded would surely help Bangladesh learn from India’s experiences and help the Nation in the transition towards Clean Energy in the future.