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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for 4-day India Visit

This is the first visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after assuming office for the third consecutive term and the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During the visit Sheikh Hasina will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 5. She will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind on the same day.

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the two Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate 3 bilateral projects via video link.

Briefing media on Wednesday, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen  said that the two countries are likely to sign 10-12 MoUs and agreements during the visit. He said the two leaders will discuss issues including water sharing of Teesta and Rohingya repatriation. Dr. Momen said the two countries will also discuss ways to enhance connectivity between Bangladesh and India through river and sea routes.  

He said both the  Prime Ministers are also likely to discuss the joint celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 50- years of Bangladesh independence and diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and India.

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