Bangladesh and India have signed seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on cooperation in seven sectors, including agriculture, trade, and energy. The MoUs have signed at the state guest house the Padma on Thursday (December 17). The MoUs are signed as a part of the Sheikh Hasina-Modi Virtual Summit.
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The MoU was signed by Vikram Doraiswamy, Secretary of the seven Ministries and Institutions concerned on behalf of Bangladesh and an Indian diplomat in Dhaka on behalf of India.
The MoUs include cooperation within the agricultural sector, the outline of cooperation in hydrocarbons, ensuring elephant conservation sanctuary, a collaboration of Bangabandhu Museum with New Delhi Museum, launch of High Impact Community Development Project Memorandum of Understanding on Tripartite Agreement on Equipment Purchase.
Meanwhile, a virtual meeting between the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and therefore the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is underway. The meeting started at 11:30 am. At the meeting, the 2 top leaders discussed intimately bilateral relations, including the further strengthening of co-operation.
According to sources within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting of the Prime Ministers of the 2 countries should specialize in keeping the border peaceful, also as discussing the speedy implementation of projects under India’s credit line. The meeting also will discuss the way to further enhance trade between the 2 countries.
Meanwhile, a train line has already been inaugurated on the Chilahati-Haldia route. This route was started 55 years ago. it’s now been re-launched.
India and Bangladesh have continued regular discussions and exchanges of views at the very best level. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India in October 2019. In March 2020, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi delivered a video message on the occasion of the historic anniversary of Mujib. the 2 leaders have maintained regular contact even during the Corona epidemic.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to Dhaka on March 26. He will come to Dhaka if things improves.