Bangladesh Asks India to Resume Onion Exports, Upset Over Breach of ‘unwritten understanding’



Nayanima Basu | The Print

New Delhi: Bangladesh has asked India to immediately resume onion exports even as it has now decided to procure the commodity from other markets like Turkey and Egypt.

Addressing a press conference in Dhaka Wednesday, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs M. Shahriar Alam said India and Bangladesh have an “unwritten understanding” that New Delhi will inform Dhaka prior to imposing any kind of ban on the export of the commodity, which is a key cooking ingredient in the local markets.

“We are expecting a positive result soon in this regard, Dhaka has requested New Delhi to revoke its ban on onion export as India earlier had made an unofficial pledge to Bangladesh of a continuing supply of onion here,” he said.

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