Dhaka seeks official apology from Islamabad for 1971 genocide
Published: 07:05 PM, 7 January 2021 Updated: 07:07 PM, 7 January 2021
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam met newly appointed High Commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui
Bangladesh has reiterated the importance of resolving outstanding bilateral issues with Pakistan, including an official apology from Pakistan for the genocide it committed during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam raised the issue when the newly appointed High Commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui met him on Thursday.
During the meeting, State Minister Shahriar Alam welcomed the high commissioner and highlighted that enhancing relations with all neighboring countries is a foreign policy priority of the government.
Shahriar Alam also urged Pakistan to grant access to more Bangladeshi products by utilizing the existing SAFTA provisions, relaxing the negative list, and removing trade barriers.
During the meeting, newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner to Dhaka Imran Ahmed Siddiqui stressed enhancing cooperation between Bangladesh and Pakistan.