INDIA: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, made her official visit to neighboring country India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting in New Delhi. Sheikh Hasina started a four-day visit in India which began on Monday.
Sheikh Hasina’s formal visit will cover issues like water management, railway, science and technology, and information and broadcasting. Both countries signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the business front. The meeting’s key points are investing and building trade relations in the power and energy sector.
Indian PM, in a conference, said, “Today we also stressed cooperation against terrorism and fundamentalism. To keep the spirit of 1971 alive, it is also essential that we face such forces together, who want to attack our mutual trust.” He even clarified that India would have the largest Asian trade partner in the future. Modi added, “we will start discussions on the Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Bangladesh”.
54 rivers pass through the borders of India and Bangladesh, which plays an essential role in the livelihood of both countries. So both the leaders agreed to the Teesta water sharing agreement.
The Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said, “I recall that the two countries have resolved many issues in the spirit of friendship and cooperation. We hope all outstanding issues, including the Teesta water sharing agreement, will be concluded early.” So, India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Ministry of Water Resources and Bangladesh have an MoU for the interim water sharing for the Kushiyara river.
In an upcoming update, The Indian Government Ministry Railways and Bangladesh signed the MoU to train Bangladesh Railway personnel in India. The two countries agreed on collaborating on the IT systems such as FOIS and other IT applications for Bangladesh Railway.