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Modi announced the launch of e-medical visa for Bangladeshis

Saturday, 22 June 2024 | 12:48 pm | 18 times

Modi announced the launch of e-medical visa for Bangladeshis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced e-medical visa facility for Bangladeshi patients. He also said that Assistant High Commission will be opened in Rangpur soon.

He made this announcement at a joint press conference after the meeting of the delegations of the two countries in Delhi on Saturday (June 22). After the meeting at Hyderabad House, the two Prime Ministers of the two countries met the reporters.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. After the meeting, at least 10 agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed between the two countries.

In the joint press conference of the two Prime Ministers, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that e-Medical Visa will be introduced for Bangladeshi citizens. Besides, a new assistant high commission has been opened in Rangpur for the convenience of the people of the north-western region of Bangladesh.

He further said, I wish both the teams the best for the Cricket World Cup match this evening.

Modi said Bangladesh is India’s largest development partner and we give top priority to relations with Bangladesh.

According to a 2017 estimate, about 1.1 million Bangladeshis visit India every year, half of whom go for medical treatment.

And every year, 22 percent of the patients who visit India from abroad are from Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, highlighting various issues of cooperation between the two countries, the Prime Minister of India said that India and Bangladesh have started transactions in Indian rupees. Going to export electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh using the Indian grid.

The two countries have decided to start discussions at the technical level to renew the Padma Agreement. A technical team (from India) will also visit Bangladesh to inspect the protection and management of the Teesta River in Bangladesh.

Stating that the sixth railway between India and Bangladesh has been opened through Agartala, Modi said, cargo service has started in our northeastern states through Khulna-Mongla port. Indian rupee trade between the two countries has started. The world’s longest river cruise has been completed on the Ganga (Padma) river between India and Bangladesh.

He said that the first cross-border partnership pipeline between India and Bangladesh has been completed. The export of electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh using the Indian grid has become an example of regional cooperation.


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