Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said that Bangladesh with stability and strong socio-economic state could take Dhaka-Delhi ties to a newer height and ensure the best form of security for India.
"Our opportunities are endless-once we can realise (all) these, it would enormously contribute to taking the overall Bangladesh-India bilateral relations to a greater height," he said.
The foreign minister was addressing Sylhet-Silchar Festival in Sylhet today, a foreign ministry press release said here.
Dr. Momen said that the development should be the priority for Bangladesh to effectively mobilise resources and work forces, consolidate public support for co-operation and achieve full revitalisation of the sub-region.
He hoped the Sylhet-Silchar Festival can play a very effective role in further strengthening relations, especially with the north-eastern region by showcasing common culture, similar cuisine, and shared aspirations of the two countries.
The festival can bring together eminent people from both sides to discuss and deliberate on issues of shared peace and prosperity, building trust and understanding, he added.
"Our destinies are inextricably linked, and our future is based on shared prosperity. Bangladesh views emergence of India as a global power as a great opportunity to hasten her own economic development," Momen said.
He said the Prime Minister's unequivocal support towards bringing stability in the north-eastern region of India has significantly strengthened the confidence of both sides.
Earlier, the 'Sylhet Declaration' was adopted at the end of 11th round of Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue held in Sylhet.
In the declaration, it was incorporated that the 11th round of Bangladesh-India dialogue has decided to put efforts to consolidate the long-standing friendship between the two nations by fostering a comprehensive and mutually beneficial partnership.