Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: Expectations for Energy Cooperation

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The stability of Bangladesh’s energy and electricity generation has been one of the pertinent triumphs of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s office, and it has significantly decreased load shedding in important urban centers, industrial hubs, and ports over the past decade. But since August 2022, due to the global energy crisis and price hike of raw materials, energy prices in Bangladesh have soared. One of the key issues on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s itinerary, while she visits India from Sept. 5 to 8 will be boosting energy cooperation to resolve the problems brought on by high fuel and commodities prices. This will complement the relatively stable energy market of Bangladesh. Besides, effective cooperation between the two neighbors will also bring opportunities for the region to maintain a stable energy regime…

– Syed Raiyan Amir is a Research Associate at the KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA).

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