Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Modi is visionary, says Sheikh Hasina as two leaders pledge growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held bilateral talks to review and strengthen the relationship between both countries in Delhi on Tuesday.

PM Modi said, “Across Asia, India is the biggest market for exports from Bangladesh. To further expedite this progress, we will soon initiate discussions on a bilateral economic comprehensive partnership agreement.”

During the address, PM Modi said that “India-Bangladesh relationship will achieve new heights in the coming time.”

He said, “Today, Bangladesh is India’s biggest development partner and our biggest trade partner in the region. There is a continuous improvement in the people-to-people cooperation.”

Issuing a joint statement with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Delhi, PM Narendra Modi said that trade between India-Bangladesh is increasing rapidly. “We have decided to extend cooperation in the IT, Space and Nuclear sectors. Talks are also underway b/w India & Bangladesh on power transmission lines,” said PM Modi.

Both the leaders also signed key documents on water sharing. “54 rivers flow through India-Bangladesh border & are linked to the livelihood of people in both countries. Today, we have signed an important agreement regarding water-sharing of Kushiyara River,” said PM Modi in a joint statement with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also talked about Bangladesh flood situation, terrorism, bilateral, regional and international issues.

“We have extended our cooperation on flood mitigation. We have been sharing real-time data regarding floods with Bangladesh & have also discussed terrorism. It’s imperative, that we together face the forces that are adversarial to us,” PM Modi said.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina congratulated the Indian government on the “successful completion of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.”

Outcome of our discussion will benefit people of both countries, said Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in joint address with PM Modi.

“Today PM Modi & I have just concluded another round of fruitful discussion, the outcome of which will bring benefits to the people of both countries. We had the meeting in a spirit of close friendship & cooperation,” she said.

Hasina said, “I appreciate Modi Ji’s visionary leadership that continues to provide added momentum to our bilateral relations. India is the most important and closest neighbour of Bangladesh. India-Bangladesh bilateral relations are known to be role models for neighbourhood diplomacy.”

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