India offers to provide training to new Bangladesh MPs

India has said it is willing to extend “all necessary cooperation”, including training to lawmakers, to help strengthen further the newly-elected Bangladesh Parliament.
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Updated on Feb 22, 2009 11:42 AM IST
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India has said it is willing to extend “all necessary cooperation”, including training to lawmakers, to help strengthen further the newly-elected Bangladesh Parliament.

This was conveyed by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who is on a three-day visit here, during a meeting he had with Premier Sheikh Hasina last night, the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters.

Chatterjee exchanged views with the Prime Minister on how Bangladesh’s democracy and Parliament could be strengthened further.

The Indian Speaker observed that the massive poll victory of Hasina’s Awami League-led Grand Alliance in the December 29 elections was “positive for regional democracy,” Azad said.

“People of the entire world are happy over the victory of the Grand Alliance that led Bangladesh to restoring democracy” after two years of state of emergency, Azad quoted Chatterjee as saying.

Chatterjee, who arrived here yesterday at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Abdul Hamid, said earlier in the day that he was “very happy” to be in Dhaka.

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