Delhi, 5 September 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi, India on Monday, at the invitation of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

She was received by Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Minister of State for Railways & Textiles of India, and the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Mohammad Imran, at the airport. Sheikh Hasina is in India on a four-day official visit.

According to a statement released by Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministery, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh will hold bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi at the Hyderabadi House.

Sheikh Hasina will also meet with the President of India,  Droupadi Murmu, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Agenda of the Visit

During her four-day official visit, the prime minister of Bangladesh will meet with the top leaders of India.

In total, Sheikh Hasina will sign at least seven bilateral agreements with India in fields including water management, railways, and science and technology.

Multiple issues will be discussed during the meetings between Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi, including issues related to border management, investment, and improved trade relations.

In addition, power and energy sector cooperation, water sharing of common rivers, and water resources management will also be taken into consideration.  Moreover, combating drug smuggling and human trafficking issues are likely to take precedence.

After the signing ceremony of the agreements, the honorable prime ministers of the two countries will issue a joint statement.

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Recent developing ties between India and Bangladesh

This visit of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister is the first one after both nations’ bilateral relations completed 50 years in 2021.

Maitri Diwas (the day when India recognized Bangledesh in 1971) celebrations were held in 20 capitals around the world including Delhi and Dhaka. Moreover, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi also visited Bangladesh in 2021.

India and Bangladesh have sought to create a model for regional cooperation besides remaining several connectivity initiatives over the last few years.