Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in New Delhi on four-day visit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi this morning on a four day visit to India. She will be attending the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum in Delhi today. This is the first visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after assuming office for the third consecutive term and in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During the visit Sheikh Hasina will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind. The two Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate 3 bilateral projects via video link and exchange MOUs.

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Briefing media, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen said that the two countries are likely to sign 10-12 MoUs and agreements during the visit. He said the two leaders will discuss issues including water sharing of Teesta and Rohingya repatriation. Dr. Momen said the two countries will also discuss ways to enhance connectivity between Bangladesh and India through river and sea routes. 

He said both the Prime Ministers are also likely to discuss the joint celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 50- years of Bangladesh’s independence and diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and India.

The Hindu

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