India, Bangladesh Sign Seven Pacts After Modi-Hasina Talks
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. (Source: PTI) 

India, Bangladesh Sign Seven Pacts After Modi-Hasina Talks

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India and Bangladesh inked seven pacts and launched three projects after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

One of the projects included import of Liquefied Petroleum Gas from Bangladesh for distribution in the north-eastern states. The pacts were signed after Modi-Hasina talks provided for deeper cooperation between the two countries in areas of water resources, youth affairs, culture, education, and coastal surveillance.

In a brief media statement, Modi said India accords priority to its ties with Bangladesh and increasing cooperation between the two neighbouring countries should be model for the entire world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, on Oct. 5, 2019. (Photographer: Atul Yadav/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, on Oct. 5, 2019. (Photographer: Atul Yadav/PTI)

"I am happy that today's talks will further energise our bilateral ties," he said in presence of Hasina. Modi said in the last one year, the two sides launched a total of 12 projects, including the three inaugurated on Saturday, which reflected the intensity in ties between the two sides.

In her remarks, Hasina said ties between the two countries have been on an upswing in the last few years including in areas of maritime security, civil nuclear energy, and trade.

The Bangladeshi prime minister arrived in India on a four-day visit on Thursday.

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