Tokyo: Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina today said she was hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will play his role in maintaining good relations with neighbours, notwithstanding his “own ideas”.
“We will be able to maintain a good relationship with India....he (Modi) has his own ideas, now he has become the Indian Prime Minister and I hope that he, as the Prime Minister, would also play his role to maintain good relations with neighbours,” she said here on the fourth day of her Japan visit.
During the election campaign, Modi had threatened to deport Bangladeshi immigrants if NDA came to power, saying they were being welcomed in West Bengal with a red carpet for vote bank politics.
Hasina expressed her firm optimism in maintaining good relations with India and said that any problem could be solved with its neighbours, including India, through bilateral discussion.
“It's very natural that you may have differences about policy. But, if there is any problem, you could solve it through bilateral discussions,” she said during her interaction with the media at the National Press Club.