New Delhi (NVI): India and Bangladesh today signed five Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) covering a number of areas of bilateral cooperation to further enhance ties between the two countries.
The MoUs cover areas such as connectivity, commerce, information technology and sports.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina met and held delegation-level talks over a wide-range of issues of bilateral cooperation and mutual interests.
The two leaders discussed the progress achieved in areas like energy, trade, health and developmental cooperation
Meanwhile, in a humanitarian gesture, PM Modi handed over 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as a symbol of India’s gift to Bangladesh.
He also handed over a representational key of 109 ambulances to his counterpart Hasina.
In addition to this, the two leaders jointly opened some projects virtually. They also inaugurated three border haats.
Sheikh Hasina presented gold and a silver coin released on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to PM Modi. She also handed over a silver coin released on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence.
PM Modi’s visit, his first trip to a foreign country since the outbreak of the coronavirus, is taking place at a time when Bangladesh is commemorating Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the country’s war of liberation.
The two countries are also celebrating 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.