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Hasina-Modi bilateral talks in Delhi Saturday

Diplomatic Correspondent |
Update: 2019-10-04 4:34:43 PM
Hasina-Modi bilateral talks in Delhi Saturday
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina- India PM Naredra Modi / file photo

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is now visiting India, is set to hold bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart Naredra Modi on Saturday (Oct 5) morning.

During the meeting, the premiers will discuss areas of bilateral cooperation between the two neighboring countries. After the meeting, about 15 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and agreements are likely to be signed between the two countries.

Foreign Ministry sources on Friday (October 4) said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is staying in India to attend the World Economic Forum conference. She will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Oct 5) after the conference. After the meeting, about 15 agreements and MoUs will be signed on various sectors, including Youth and Sports, Culture, Shipping, Economy, Maritime Research, Product Standardization, Trade, Education, Information and Communication Technology and Establishment of Economic Zone.

The meeting of the two Prime Ministers will be held at the Hyderabad House in Delhi at 11am on Saturday where they will discuss the sharing of common river water, including Teesta, NRC in Assam, prevention of cross border killings, cooperation in development, energy sectors, Rohingya repatriation, and Bangabandhu's Birth Centenary.

Later, she will also call on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in that evening.

Earlier, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will call on her at Hotel Taj Mahal on Saturday morning.

Sheikh Hasina on Friday attended an interactive session with select CEOs of India and the Inauguration of India-Bangladesh Business Forum (IBBF) at ITC Maurya and WEF Closing Plenary at Hotel Taj Palace. 

The Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat is set to call on Sheikh Hasina on Friday evening.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi would call on Bangladesh premier on Sunday (Oct 6). Noted Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who is directing a film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will also call on her.

PM Hasina will leave Delhi for home on Sunday (October 6) evening.

BDST: 1628 HRS, OCT 4, 2019

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