The mother and daughter duo met world leaders including US President Joe Biden at the summit. Biden in fact even clicked a selfie with Hasina and Wazed…reports Asian Lite News
The Bangladesh government has given permission to traders to export nearly 4,000 metric tonnes of Hilsa, a fish popular with Bengalis, to India ahead of West Bengal’s biggest festival, Durga Puja, an official statement read on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Commerce Ministry gave its nod to 79 business organisations to export 3,950 metric tonnes of Hilsas to India.
The exporters would be able to export 50 metric tonnes of Hilsas each.
This order will remain valid till October 30, according to the official release by the Sheikh Hasina administration.
The national fish of Bangladesh, Hilsa is one of the country’s export items that come with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
In 2020, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during the latter’s visit to Kolkata, to consider lifting the ban on the export of Hilsas to India.
However, Hasina said for her country to lift the curbs on the export of Hilsa, which tops the cravings of the fish-loving Bengalis, India should first ensure a fair share of water from the Teesta river of North Bengal to the neighbouring country.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed’s presence at the G20 summit right after her trip to Indonesia with the country’s President Mohammed Shahabuddin to participate at the Asean summit could be an indication that she is now preparing for a larger political role.
Wazed was seen putting up regular updates on social media X on the G20 summit from New Delhi.
The mother and daughter duo met world leaders including US President Joe Biden at the summit. Biden in fact even clicked a selfie with Hasina and Wazed.
Wazed earlier presented a souvenir to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.
An autism expert, Wazed, who is contesting for election as regional director for South-East Asia Region (SEARO) at World Health Organization (WHO), will seek India’s support for her endorsement.
Her social media handle gives a glimpse of her increased participation in public life amid approaching elections in Bangladesh, which is treading through a critical phase in history as it gears up to exit the list of least developed countries by 2026.
During the Summit, Modi and Hasina held bilateral talks and even signed three memoranda of understanding aimed at boosting ties between the two countries.