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Dhaka-Delhi agree on cooperation for the welfare of both countries: Sheikh Hasina

Saturday, 22 June 2024 | 12:46 pm | 18 times

Dhaka-Delhi agree on cooperation for the welfare of both countries: Sheikh Hasina

Describing the bilateral meeting between Bangladesh and India as very fruitful, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that both sides have agreed to cooperate with each other for the development of their people and country. He said, we have agreed to cooperate with each other for the betterment of our people and country.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh said these things in a joint press statement after a private and bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Saturday (June 22) and signing several agreements and memorandums of understanding.

He said, today we had a very fruitful meeting between the two sides, where we discussed politics and security, trade and communication, common river water sharing, power and energy and other issues of mutual interest including regional and multilateral cooperation.

He further said that as Dhaka and Delhi embarked on a new journey, both countries have charted future course of action to ensure a Smart Bangladesh following Vision 2041 and Developed India 2047.

Sheikh Hasina said, they executed memorandum of understanding, made several renewals and announced for future cooperation.

He said both countries have endorsed the ‘Vision Statement’ to guide us towards a peaceful and prosperous future.

He further said that Bangladesh and India have agreed to have a common vision for ‘Digital Partnership’ and ‘Green Partnership for Sustainable Future’.

The Prime Minister said that this is her first bilateral visit to any country after the 12th National Assembly elections of Bangladesh and the formation of her new government in January this year.

He said, India is our main neighbour, trusted friend and regional partner. Bangladesh highly values ​​the relationship with India that was born during our liberation war in 1971.

He recalled Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in 2021, followed by his visit to India and his last bilateral visit to New Delhi in September 2022.

Referring to the fact that she joined other world leaders at Prime Minister Modi’s swearing-in ceremony earlier this month (June 9), Sheikh Hasina said, “I am visiting New Delhi for an unprecedented second time in the same month (June 2024).

He said, which is proof of the close relationship between our two countries. Bangladesh-India relations are constantly advancing at a fast pace.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh said that he had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where they discussed ways and means of cooperative relations between the two countries.

He invited Modi to visit Bangladesh at his convenience.

Sheikh Hasina arrived in India on Friday afternoon on a two-day state visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Source: UNB.


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