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Bangladesh should not have any fears over India’s rise as a global
power as New Delhi’s emergence would provide “opportunities” for
Dhaka, US ambassador to Bangladesh James F. Moriarty has said.
Addressing a meeting Thursday on Bangladesh-US relations organised
by G2009, a group of opinion-makers close to main opposition
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Moriarty defended US-India
relations. But he made it clear that his country saw Bangladesh
through its own eyes, not those of other countries.
government welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to
India and the desire manifest both in Dhaka and New Delhi to address
longstanding issues between the two countries,” The Daily Star
quoted him as saying.
also said US-Bangladesh relations would be determined by “shared
interests and values”.
Moriarty did not respond to economics professor Abu Ahmed’s
suggestion that “we want your support while we negotiate with our
big neighbour”, bdnews24 web site reported.
know that there are those who cast a wary eye on developments in the
region, in particular the rise of India as a global power,” said
ambassador said he very often had questions about the impact of
India’s rise and the growing strategic partnership between the US
and India on Bangladesh.
“Speaking as the US ambassador to Bangladesh and as someone who has
watched this region for many years, I can say without hesitation
that the trends you are witnessing provide far more opportunities
than dangers for Bangladesh and its citizens,” he said.
US envoy said his government welcomed the prime minister’s India
visit and the desire by both Dhaka and New Delhi to address long
standing issues between the two countries.
standing committee member Hannan Shah, however, said: “Our
experiences with the so called regional power (India) are not good.
They want to extract benefits from poor countries.”
number of the Group 2009 members reminded the US envoy of BNP’s good
relations with the US and the ruling party Awami League’s close
relations with the then Soviet Union which was a close ally of
US envoy, however, said that the US buried its cold relations with
India in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.