Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday met President Droupadi Murmu and Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
While welcoming Sheikh Hasina to Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu said that “our shared history, language and culture connect us,” according to a statement published by Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President noted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the bilateral relationship between India and Bangladesh has developed tremendously. She added that the way both countries celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence and the golden jubilee of the bilateral relationship between India and Bangladesh is truly special.
The visits of the President and Prime Minister of India to take part in these historical celebrations shows the great importance of India in its relations with Bangladesh.
The President was pleased to note that Bangladesh has been highly successful in the socio-economic prosperity of its people. She assured us that India will continue to be a trusted partner in Bangladesh’s development journey.
The President said, “our relations have always been guided by the spirit of cooperation and mutual trust. The pandemic and the current international situation demand that India and Bangladesh remain more economically connected to deal with the global crisis.”
She also expressed her confidence that with this visit, relations between the two countries will continue to mature and develop.
After meeting with the President, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh called the Vice-President and both parties reiterated their joint commitment to advance the relationship for the benefit of the people of both countries.
“Recalling the celebrations last year for the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, 50 years of diplomatic relations and Mujib Borsho, the Vice President appreciated the warmth and trust between the two countries,” Vice President said in a tweet.
“Both sides reiterated the shared commitment to take the relationship forward for the benefit of people of both countries,” he added.
Earlier today, Sheikh Hasina met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in the national capital. Both leaders held bilateral talks to review and further discuss and strengthen relations between the two countries.
Later, issuing a joint statement with Modi, Hasina said on Tuesday that India is the most important and closest neighbour of Bangladesh and the bilateral relations between the two countries are known to be role models for neighbourhood diplomacy.
She added that both countries have resolved several outstanding issues and that all of these issues, including the Teesta Water Sharing Treaty, will soon be concluded
Following that, seven memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed between India and Bangladesh at the time of Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India.