New Delhi (DT) 6, Sep 2022 | 11 : 15 AM
During her visit, Hasina is likely to sign seven agreements, including water management, railway, science and technology, and information and broadcasting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Hasina, who is on a four-day visit to India, said that people’s federation and poverty are her main focus.
During her stay, she will also call on President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was also present. She received ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, shortly after she arrived.
PM Hasina had last visited India in 2019. In August this year, India and Bangladesh finalised the text of the agreement on interim sharing of the water of the Kushiyara river.
Hasina’s delegation comprised several ministers Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan and Liberation War Minister AKM Mozammel Haq.
The text of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was finalised at the 38th ministerial-level meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) that took place in Delhi on August 25.
The Bangladeshi PM added that she’s expecting India’s cooperation as “any problem can be solved through friendship and Bangladesh is always indebted to India”.
During her visit, Hasina is likely to sign up to seven agreements across the spheres of water management, railway, science and technology, and information and broadcasting with the Indian leadership.