No Problem with NRC, Nothing to Worry: Sheikh Hasina

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that she was satisfied with the assurance made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that her country should not be perturbed over the National Register of Citizens’ (NRC) being implemented in Assam.

Hasina is in Delhi to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and is scheduled to meet PM Modi on Saturday to hold bilateral talks.

According to report, Bangladesh envoy Syed Muazzem Ali, while speaking about the NRC said that the Bangladesh PM said she doesn’t see a problem with the exercise. “I had a talk with PM Modi. Everything is okay,” Hasina was quoted as saying.

Her remarks come a week after she met Modi in New York and said that the NRC has become a matter of ‘great concern’ for Bangladeshis. Modi assured his Bangladeshi counterpart and said that there is nothing to be worried about since the two countries shared good relations.

Addressing the World Economic Forum’s summit, Hasina said that Bangladesh can serve as the economic hub for the sub-region. “Beyond our own 162 million people, Bangladesh can be the connecting landmass to a combined market of nearly 3 billion people.”

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