We’ve similar opportunities in trade but similar threats like terrorism: PM in Bangladesh

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New Delhi (NVI): While calling for a united front against terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India and Bangladesh have similar opportunities in fields of trade and commerce but at the same time, both the nations have similar threats like terrorism.

Addressing Bangladesh’s 50th Independence anniversary at the National Parade Square, PM Modi said that both nations must progress together for the prosperity of the region while asserting that they must remain united against terrorism at the same time.

Modi said that the two countries had the power of democracy and also had a vision for the future. He said that it was important for South Asia that the two countries progressed together.

On the occasion, PM Modi also announced scholarships for Bangladeshi students. He also invited 50 entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to come to India. “I want to invite 50 entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to come to India. We will also learn from them and they will also get an opportunity to learn from us,” he said in his speech.

PM also saluted the brave soldiers of Indian Army who participated in ‘Muktijuddho’ (Bangladesh Liberation War) of 1971 in which India defeated Pakistan.

“Today I also salute the brave soldiers of #IndianArmy who stood with the brothers and sisters of #Bangladesh in Muktijuddho.
Those who gave their blood, sacrificed themselves, and played a very big role in realizing the dream of independent Bangladesh,” he said.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi met community and political leaders in Bangladesh including representatives of minorities and ‘Mukhtijoddhas’- the fighters of Bangladesh liberation war.

During his meeting with opposition leaders from various political parties there, the engagement involved discussions on wide gamut of issues pertaining to the two countries’ bilateral relations, according to PMO.

Modi, who arrived in Bangladesh on a two-day visit today, was welcomed by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport earlier today. A 19-gun salute and Guard of Honour were also accorded to PM Modi on his arrival.

Soon after his arrival, PM visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial (Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho) in Dhaka soon after his arrival and paid tributes to the martyrs of Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.