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India, Bangladesh sign 7 agreements

India, Bangladesh sign 7 agreements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina  in New Delhi  and reviewed all aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries.

India and Bangladesh signed 7 agreements in areas including culture, education, water resources, youth affairs and coastal surveillance following the talks.

The Prime Ministers inaugurated 3 projects through video conferencing including one on import of bulk LPG from Bangladesh. The other projects include the Bangladesh-India Professional Skill Development Institute, Vivekananda Bhavan at Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka and a facility to benefit small and medium enterprises at the Institute of Diploma Engineers.

PM Modi declared that the two sides have launched a total of 12 projects in the last one year, which reflects the intensity in ties between the two sides.

Ms Hasina expressed happiness that ties between the two nations have been on an strengthening in recent years especially in areas of civil nuclear energy, maritime security and trade.

In a Joint Statement, both leaders stressed on the need for increased cooperation in defence for securing the neighbourhood.

Mr Modi praised the zero-tolerance policy of the Bangladesh government against terrorism and commended Ms Hasina for resolute efforts to ensure peace, security and stability in the region.

Mr Modi noted that the two sides have launched a total of 12 projects during the last one year, which reflects the intensity in ties between the two sides.

Ms Hasina said ties have been on an upswing in the last few years including in areas of maritime security, civil nuclear energy and trade.

Ms Hasina also conveyed gratitude for the humanitarian assistance provided by India since 2017 to help meet the needs of the displaced persons from Myanmar.

Both sides agreed that increasing connectivity through air, water, rail, road is mutually beneficial.

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