New Delhi, 6 September 2022 (TDI): Bangladesh and India have signed seven Memorandums of Understanding MOUs during a meeting between the Prime ministers of both states.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina is currently on an official four-day tour to New Delhi. Today, 6 September, Bangladesh PM met with the Indian PM Narendra Modi and Indian president Droupadi Murmu.

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Agreements between Bangladesh and India

During the meeting, both parties signed 7 MOUs covering the water sharing, IT, Space, and Nuclear sectors. “We have decided to extend cooperation in the IT, Space, and Nuclear sectors,” Modi said.

Prime Minister of India also stated, “Bangladesh is the biggest trade partner in the region. The people-to-people connectivity between both countries has increased. The expansion of connectivity and trade infrastructure at borders will help in the growth of both countries.”

The 7 MOUs signed

These seven MOUs include the MOU on Bangladesh’s withdrawal of 153 cubic seconds of water from the Kushiyara River. It will be done under the Upper Surma-Kushiyara Project.

The second MOU on Scientific Cooperation between the Councils of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, and Bangladesh (BCSIR) has been signed.

The third MOU was signed between the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, India. Moreover, the fourth MOU was signed between the Ministry of Railways of India and Bangladesh to train Bangladesh Railway personnel at Indian Railway training institutes.

The fifth MOU was signed between the Ministry of Railways of India and Bangladesh Railway for collaboration on IT solutions for Bangladesh Railway. Sixth MOU signed between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh Television. Lastly, the seventh MOU signed on cooperation in the areas of Space Technology.

Afterward, when the official meeting concluded, both heads of State addressed a joint press meeting.

“I know as long as Prime Minister Modi is here, Bangladesh and India will resolve all its problems.  The two countries have resolved many outstanding issues in the spirit of friendship and cooperation,” Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.