Onion export ban; Indian ministry “very repentant": Momen

Staff Correspondent
17 September 2020, Thu
Published: 05:47

Onion export ban; Indian ministry “very repentant": Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said that Indian Ministry of External Affairs is very "repentant" for not informing Bangladesh beforehand while imposing a ban on onion export.
 
"I heard that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs is very repentant. Because they didn't know about the sudden ban," he said.

Dr Momen made the remarks while talking to reporters at his office soon after his return from Turkey.

Bangladesh expects a positive outcome regarding Bangladesh's request to withdraw the export ban on onions soon.

Earlier, Bangladesh shared its "deep concern" with India at the sudden ban on onion exports saying it undermines the discussions that took place in October last year and January this year.

"The latest "abrupt announcement" of the government of India "undermines" the discussions that took place in 2019 and 2020 between the two friendly countries on the matter and the understanding shared, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote to Indian High Commission in Dhaka on September 15.

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