'India-B'desh Cooperation Will Be Strengthened In Future': PM Hasina

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Saturday stated that she "firmly believes that India-Bangladesh cooperation will be strengthened in the future"

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday, while briefing on her bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stated that "the multifaceted cooperation between India and Bangladesh has placed strong bilateral relations before the world." She added that she "firmly believes that this cooperation will be strengthened in the future." According to her, the internet bandwidth, export, cyber-security, and cooperation areas have been enhanced in the nations. PM Sheikh Hasina arrived in India on Friday for her four-day visit to the country. 

Recalling India's role in Bangladesh liberation war

Recalling the Bangladesh Liberation war, PM Hasina said, "The trajectory of our excellent bilateral relations was unveiled in 1971 when Bangladesh had joined the great liberation war under the leadership of the father of the nation - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I recall the gratitude, the role of the people and the government of India in the war of liberation of Bangladesh. This would remain an eternal milestone in our bilateral relations." The Bangladesh PM has further thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for welcoming her. 

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Signing seven pacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday met for bilateral talks and jointly inaugurated three projects to strengthen their ties in areas such as defence and security, trade, and connectivity. The import of LPG from Bangladesh was launched. The two countries also signed seven agreements in areas like transport, connectivity, capacity building and culture. While her briefing, PM Hasina thanked everyone who has been involved in the implementation of these projects and who have been working hard for the materialization of these projects. She stated that "In future, I hope, through our joint cooperation, we can inaugurate many more such development projects. My heartiest thanks to all of you." She concluded her speech with "‘Jai Bangla, Bongbondhu’. May Bangladesh live forever. May Bangladesh-India friendship live forever."

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PM Sheikh Hasina in India 

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrived on Friday in India for her four-days visit to the country. PM Modi and Sheikh Hasina held bilateral talks on Saturday. Sheikh Hasina's visit to India is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations, with main focus on trade and connectivity. 

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