India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements

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New Delhi: India and Bangladesh has signed 22 Memorandum of Understandings among themselves in the presence of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Indian PM Narendra Modi.

In a bid to give boost to their ties, India and Bangladesh on Saturday inked nearly two dozen pacts in strategic areas of defence and civil nuclear cooperation after “productive” talks between their prime ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. He also announced a new line of concessional credit of USD 4.5 billion for the implementation of projects in Bangladesh.

Announcing an additional line of credit of USD 500 million to Bangladesh for military supplies, Modi said it will be driven by the requirement of that country.

However, much-delayed pact on the Teesta water sharing remained elusive for the two sides. Admitting that the pact was “important” for India-Bangladesh ties, Modi assured India’s commitment to the issue. He said an “early solution can and will be found” to the Teesta water sharing issue. After their restricted meeting, the two leaders were joined by their respective delegations.

Highlight of their statements:

  • The extraordinary transformation in our relationship are a clear representation of your strong leadership: PM Modi to Sheikh Hasina
  • We are a long standing and trusted development partner of Bangladesh: PM Modi
  • PM Modi identifies electronics,cyber security, space technology& others as areas of cooperation with Bangladesh
  • PM Narendra Modi announces a new line of concessional credit of USD 4.5 billion for implementation of projects in Bangladesh.
  • Bangaldesh’s zero tolerance policy towards terrorism is an inspiration: PM Narendra Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday held talks on key bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern.

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The leaders also explored ways to strengthen bilateral ties in key strategic areas of defence, security, trade and energy. After their restricted meeting at the Hyderabad House here, the two leaders were joined by their respective delegations. Hasina, who arrived here yesterday on a four-day trip will visit Ajmer tomorrow and will also meet Indian business leaders on Monday.

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