In an exclusive interview with VOA, Dr. Akbar Ali Khan analyzes the Indo-Bangladesh relationship resulting from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina’s trip to India. He discusses the various issues discussed at meetings between the political leaders of both countries.
He said, they spoke about prisoner swap between the two countries and India asked for Bangladesh’s support in combating terrorism. Trade agreements were discussed, and the countries decided to look into the agreements previously made and not properly implemented. Issues such as the problem with electricity also became an important topic. India pledged to increase its aid to Bangladesh for the improvement of the country’s infrastructure and economy. Dr. Akbar Ali speaks to VOA about all these issues and more in his interview.
Dr. Akbar Ali Khan is a Bangladeshi professor and economist. He became one of the advisors of the Caretaker Government towards the end of 2006. In October 2007, the Government of Bangladesh constituted a Regulatory Reforms Commission with him as the chair. He is now an Honorary Visiting Professor at BRAC University.