Modi invites Hasina to visit India

Staff Corespondent
20 August 2019, Tue
Published: 08:01 Updated: 09:35

Modi invites Hasina to visit India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally invites Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit India.

“Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar handed over the invitation letter of Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when he paid a courtesy call on the premier at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told.

Briefing media after the meeting, the press secretary said the prime minister extended her thanks to Modi for the invitation and greeted him. The Indian external affairs minister told relations between India and Bangladesh reached a new height during the last 5 years.

He told that understanding and collaboration in different sectors have enhanced significantly between the two countries during the period.

“Cooperation between the two countries in the field of hydroelectricity is possible effectively as its cost is less,” he told.

The prime minister said India can use Bangladesh’s Chattogram, Mongla and Paira ports for boosting trade and commerce.

Sheikh Hasina said the avenues in the field of connectivity between the two countries are increasing.Many routes in rail, road and air connectivity between Bangladesh and India have been opened.

PM Sheikh Hasina told Bangladesh and India have wonderful relations and have also excellent cooperation in different sectors.

Prime Minister said the two countries solved many problems bilaterally, And In this connection, PM particularly mentioned the solution of the land boundary dispute between the two countries.

“The Land Boundary Agreement LBA was concluded creating an example in the world Indian all parties in parliament unanimously supported the LBA Bill,” he added.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Bangladesh High Commissioner in New Delhi Syed Muazzem Ali, Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present.

The Indian external affairs minister arrived here last night on a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen, and he will leave Dhaka for New Delhi on Wednesday morning.