Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged India to inform Bangladesh beforehand if it takes any decision to stop the export of essential commodities like onion to Bangladesh in future causing a market debacle in the next door neighbour.
"Suddenly, you (India) stopped the export of onion to Bangladesh. If you noticed us it earlier, we could have managed to import onion from other countries," she commented at the inaugural function of India-Bangladesh Business Forum in New Delhi.
She added Dhaka would appreciate if New Delhi informed Bangladesh before taking any such decision beforehand in the future.
The Bangladesh premier while addressing the function at Kamal Mahal Hall of Hotel ICT Maurya also cracked a joke in Hindi saying she by now asked her cook not to use onion while preparing food items.
The Bangladesh premier, who is now in New Delhi on a four-day official visit to India to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum.
Indian Industry and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries President Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Confederation of Indian Industry President Vikram Shreekant Kirloskar, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Sandip Somany and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India President Balkrishan Goenka were present on the occasion.