India-Bangladesh Sign Five MoUs After Modi’s ‘Productive Meeting’ With Hasina
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka. (Source: Prime Minister's Office's official Twitter handle)

India-Bangladesh Sign Five MoUs After Modi’s ‘Productive Meeting’ With Hasina

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a "productive meeting" with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during which they reviewed the full range of bilateral ties and discussed ways to deepen the economic and cultural linkages in the times to come.

Modi, who is visiting Bangladesh on his first trip to a foreign country since the Covid-19 outbreak, held one-on-one talks with Hasina which was followed by delegation-level meeting.

"Had a productive meeting with PM Sheikh Hasina. We reviewed the full range of India-Bangladesh relations and discussed ways to deepen economic and cultural linkages in the times to come,” Modi tweeted.

The two sides signed five MoUs covering areas such as connectivity, commerce, information technology and sports.

"India and Bangladesh signed MoUs in key sectors such as disaster management, sports and youth affairs, trade, technology and more. These will add strength to our development partnership and benefit the people of our nations, especially the youth," Modi said.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the two leaders discussed the progress achieved in areas of health, trade, connectivity, energy, developmental cooperation and others.

"Recognising that terrorism remains a threat to global peace and security, both sides reiterated their strong commitment to eliminating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations," said a joint statement issued after their talks.

Modi's visit is taking place at a time Bangladesh is commemorating Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the country's war of liberation.

Modi also extended an invitation to Hasina to visit India in 2022.

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