PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina hold bilateral talks; signs 22 pacts !!!

(Pi Bureau)

 

New Delhi :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina held bilateral talks today in New Delhi. The Bangladesh Prime Minister is on her 4 visit to India. During the talks on key bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern both agreed  to sign 22 pacts with mutual agreement.

 

Both the countries agreed to sign on civil nuclear agreement and two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on defence cooperation including others pacts. The leaders also explored ways to strengthen bilateral ties in key strategic areas of defence, security, trade and energy.

India has extended a credit  of $4.5 billion for implementation of projects in Bangladesh.

“We are happy to announce a concessional line of credit of $4.5 billion for investment in priority sectors in Bangladesh,” PM Modi said during a joint statement at Hyderabad House.

The Prime Minister also announced $500 million credit line towards our eastern nation’s military budget.

 

After their short meeting at the Hyderabad House in Delhi, the two leaders were joined by their respective delegations. Hasina, who arrived in India on Friday on a four-day trip

Hasina will also be visiting  Ajmer Shareef on Sunday and will meet Indian business leaders on Monday.

 

This is the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s first bilateral visit to India in seven years. She had last visited in 2010.

 

 

Here are few updates from a joint briefing by Modi and Hasina released by PMO:

 

*Trial run of passenger train between Bangladesh’s Khulna city and Kolkata begins with arrival of train at Petrapole station along border.

 

*Energy security is an important dimension of India-Bangladesh development partnership and it continues to grow said PM Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said peace, security , developments issued are central issues of the bilateral talks

 

Bangaldesh’s zero tolerance policy towards terrorism is an inspiration added PM Narendra Modi

 

 

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