Dhaka: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of the cooperation between India and Bangladesh, saying that both the countries desire stability, love and peace and not the instability, terrorism and anarchy. Some important decisions and agreements between the two countries were announced following the bilateral meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At this time, Prime Minister Modi symbolically handed over 1.2 million Corona vaccines and 109 life-saver ambulances. At the same time, Prime Minister Modi also reassured Bangladesh of amicable solutions for the contentious issue regarding water distribution in the Teesta river.
Prime Minister Modi visited the memorial of Bangladesh founder Mujibur Rehman. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present at this time. A new passenger train, Mitali Express, has been started between Dhaka and Jalpaiguri. This is the third train begun between the two countries. Prime Minister Modi also symbolically handed over 1.2 million Corona vaccine doses to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Quoting this, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla informed that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina praised the Indian policy ‘Neighbourhood First’. Shringla also announced that the 6th of December would be celebrated as a ‘Friendship Day’ between India and Bangladesh. The United Nations recognised Bangladesh as a sovereign country for the first time on the 6th of December 1971. Shringla said that the Prime Ministers of both countries decided to celebrate the 6th of December as the ‘Friendship Day to commemorate the event.
At the same time, both the countries concurred on cooperation in the space sector. Prime Minister Modi reassured Bangladesh that its interests would be taken into account while deciding on the distribution of Teesta waters, a contentious issue between the two countries. Meanwhile, during this visit, Prime Minister Modi addressed the Matua community in Gopalganj. Prime Minister said that at this time, India and Bangladesh both desire stability, love and peace and not the instability, terrorism and anarchy. Saying that both countries wish to see a prosperous world through development, he claimed that the priorities are the same for both the countries. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi also paid a visit to the Jashoreshwari Kali Mandir at Satkhira in Bangladesh. Prime Minister Modi praised the cooperation extended by the Bangladesh government for this purpose.