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PM Modi meets with Sheikh Hasina for dialogue | India News


DHAKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met here on Saturday with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, for talks during which the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral and mutual interest.
Modi, who is visiting Bangladesh on his first trip to a foreign country since the coronavirus outbreak, will hold substantive discussions with Hasina, after which the two sides will sign a series of agreements covering a number of areas of bilateral cooperation.
The two leaders are also likely to make new announcements of cooperation in the areas of culture, preservation of the spirit of 1971, health railways, education, border development, energy cooperation and business creation.
“Our partnership with Bangladesh is an important pillar of our Neighborhood First policy, and we are committed to deepening and diversifying it further. We will continue to support Bangladesh’s remarkable development journey, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” Modi tweeted before your visit on Thursday.
Modi’s visit comes as Bangladesh is commemorating Mujib Borsho, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the country’s liberation war. The two countries are also celebrating 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
On Friday, Modi attended the celebrations of the country’s golden jubilee of independence, the centenary of the birth of ‘Bangabandhu’ in Dhaka.
The two prime ministers held a virtual summit on December 17 during which Modi said that Bangladesh is a key pillar of New Delhi’s “Neighborhood First” policy, while Hasina described India as a “true friend” and stated that Both countries could play an important role in global and regional value chains by further integrating their economies and boosting connectivity.

Times of India