Sheikh Hasina
Strengthening Ties: PM Sheikh Hasina’s Strategic Visit to India

Introduction On 21 June the PM of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi for a two-day state visit at the invitation of PM Narendra Modi, thus becoming the first leader to pay a bilateral state visit to India following the conclusion of the...

Sheikh Hasina’s Post-Election Diplomacy: Strengthening Ties with the Western World

Introduction In February this year, PM Sheikh Hasina undertook her first overseas official visit to Munich, after her re-election for the fourth consecutive time, to attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) which was held from February 16 to 18,...

Neighborhood News Digest- 22 March 2024

Afghanistan Explosion in first district of Kandahar city leaves 21 dead, 50 injured-The Khama Press According to sources from Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, it was claimed that in the explosion on Thursday in the first district of this...

Bangladesh Elections and its Aftermath

Bangladesh’s elections have just been held on January 7. As anticipated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned back to power with a large majority. With this she starts her fifth term in office, the first being from 1996 to 2001 and the other...

Neighborhood News Digest – 12 December 2023

Afghanistan US Treasury sanctions former Afghan officials for corruption- The Khama Press The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has sanctioned two former Afghan officials, Mir Rahman Rahmani and Ajmal Rahmani, along...

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 December 2023

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate to Iran FM: Govt is Inclusive- Tolo News The Islamic Emirate reacted to the recent remarks of Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian regarding the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, saying that...

Neighborhood News Digest – 05 June 2023

Afghanistan Pakistan Permits Barter Trade With Russia, Iran And Afghanistan – Republic World In a bid to ease the mounting pressure on its fast-depleting foreign reserves, cash-starved Pakistan has announced a barter trade agreement with Russia,...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 14, 2022

Afghanistan Attack on Kabul Hotel Sparks International Reactions: Tolo News The attack on a hotel in the Shar-e-Naw area of Kabul on Monday has brought international condemnation and calls to action. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the...

Reflections on the Visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India

The State visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in September 2022 is an opportunity to reflect upon one of India’s most important relationships in the region. This was Prime Minister Hasina’s fourth official bilateral visit to...

Sheikh Hasina India visit: Reiteration of Tested Ties

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is arriving in India today (5 September 2022) on a 4 day visit. A much anticipated reciprocal visit possibly also a last one before Bangladesh holds its 12th Jatiya Sangsad (parliamentary ) election in 2023....

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