Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Hasina-Modi talks held in New Delhi

Hasina-Modi talks held in New Delhi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to take the relations between Bangladesh and India to the next trajectory on Saturday at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

Earlier, a tete-a-tete was held between the two leaders just before the meeting.

The two sides at the meeting gave much importance to trade and connectivity issues apart from focusing on all bilateral issues, an official said.    

The water-sharing of common rivers, Rohingya repatriation and investment issues were also discussed during the bilateral meeting between the two leaders.

Issues like bringing down border killings to a zero level, combating regional terrorism, anti-dumping, enhancing cooperation in energy and water sharing also discussed during the meeting.

The bilateral meeting followed by lunch at the Hyderabad House.

Earlier in the morning, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had a “warm conversation” with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and reaffirmed India’s “highest priority” to her relations with Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das were present.

Prime Minister Hasina will also meet Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 4:30 pm.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached New Delhi on Thursday morning and joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit.

Welcoming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi, India on Thursday described its relations with Bangladesh as a “relationship of utmost priority”.

“A relationship of utmost priority,” Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted sharing the photos of Prime Minister Hasina’s arrival in New Delhi as part of her official visit.

The MEA also said Bangladesh and India share “multifaceted relations” which go far beyond the strategic partnership.

Prime Minister Hasina will also meet Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

She is scheduled to return home on Sunday.