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NEW DELHI: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and discussed media and bilateral cooperation.
“Glad to meet Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister, Hasan Mahmud. Our bilateral cooperation is progressing steadily across all domains. Discussed media and public perceptions in that regard,” tweeted Jaishankar. Earlier, Mahmud also met his Indian counterpart Anurag Thakur and discussed a range of issues, including people to people exchanges, International Film Festival of India and bilateral films production amongst others.
“A pleasure meeting H.E Dr Hasan Mahmud Information & Broadcasting Minister of Bangladesh. We discussed a range of issues, including people to people exchanges, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), bilateral films production amongst others. We enjoy strong and historic ties; this will be further strengthened,” tweeted Thakur.
India and Bangladesh will also in March 2022 release a biopic on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate Bangladesh’s 50th year of Liberation and India’s 75th year of independence.
Thakur also urged to celebrate December 6 as “Maitri Diwas”, the day on which India formally recognised Bangladesh.
Mahmud who is on a visit to India from September 5-8, on Monday inaugurated the Bangabandhu Media Centre at the Press Club of India in New Delhi.

Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud

He said bilateral relations between both countries have touched new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Dr Hasan Mahmud

Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the stability of Afghanistan is definitely important for regional stability and his country is keeping a close eye on the latest developments.
Responding to a question on recognition of the Taliban the minister said it is too early to say anything as no government has been formed yet. “We are keeping an eye on the Afghanistan situation and we are closely monitoring the situation. Stability in Afghanistan is definitely important for the stability of the region. It seems too early to say anything as there is no government in Afganisthan,” Mahmud told ANI here.
Dr Mahmud, who was present in the national capital to inaugurate Bangabandhu Media Centre at the Press Club of India, said the event is of great significance for the two neighboring countries.
“This is indeed great significance. In the year when we are celebrating the centenary of Bangabandhu, we are also celebrating 50 years of independence of Bangladesh along with 50 years of the India-Bangladesh relationship anniversary. It is indeed very significant that will help to strengthen the ties between journalist community and thereby strengthen the ties between people of Bangladesh and India,” he added.

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud meets External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Talking about the purpose of his visit, the minister highlighted that the issue of connectivity will be key agenda while crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking bilateral relations to a greater height.
He further said, “I m going to meet the foreign minister, foreign secretary, information and broadcasting minister. We have a range of issues, we have an excellent relationship between Bangladesh and India. This relationship under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and PM Shiekh Hasina has gone to a new height. One of the vital issues is connectivity because India and Bangladesh government are working on connectivity and better connectivity will be set up between two countries that will benefit the people of both the countries.”
Regarding the Bangabandhu media Center, to mark the birth anniversary of the founding President of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, the Bangladesh High Commission and the Press club on India (PCI) have taken this initiative jointly. The MoU was signed by the Secretary-general of the PCI, Vinay Kumar, and the Press Minister at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi. (ANI)