Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the Bangladesh-India friendly relations are now smoother, warmer, and more futuristic than any time in the past.
"With her diplomatic efficiency, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has built a relation of trust between the two neighboring countries to cooperate with each other to take ahead the mutual development," he said.
Quader, also Awami League general secretary, was addressing a review meeting on the progress of the under-implementation projects in Bangladesh under the Indian Lines of Credit.
He joined it through video conferencing from his official residence on parliament premises here.
Outgoing High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das, Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary Md Nazrul Islam, and concerned officials joined it virtually.
Describing Bangladesh and India as trusted and time-tested friends, the minister said if friendly relations and people to people connectivity exist between two next-door neighbors, many unresolved bilateral issues can be solved easily.
Settlement of enclaves, land boundary, and maritime issues, and taking up initiatives for resolving other issues between Bangladesh and India are examples of that, he added.