Steadfast relations between India and Bangladesh strengthened with the visit of Hasina, signs 7 key MoUs

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Hasina has vested her interest in the relations that Bangladesh has with India for the betterment of bilateral and international affairs.

  • Sheikh Hasina visits India and gets a special welcome as she meets the President of India, Droupadi Murmu.
  • 7 key MoUs were signed during the Modi-Hasina meeting.

Sheikh Hasina (Prime Minister of Bangladesh) is on a four-day visit to India. She began her journey on September 5, 2022 (Monday). She called Droupadi Murmu (President of India) and paid tribute at Delhi’s Rajghat on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

She later received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President welcomed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and said that shared culture, history and languages connect us all, the statement from The Rashtrapati Bhavan stated. 

President Murmu stated that Narendra Modi through his impeccable leadership has helped in strengthening the bilateral ties with Bangladesh. 

Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina on the other hand has also paved the way for growth. 

Various discussions about bilateral, regional and international issues were conducted in order to strengthen the economy. 

She said that the connections between the two countries have grown as it is guided by the spirit of cooperation and mutual belief. 

The demand of the situation requires India and Bangladesh to remain more economically connected to deal with the global crisis. Hasina expressed confidence that with this visit, the relations between the two countries will further mature and develop.

Hasina’s First Visit After Surpassing 50 years of Bilateral Relationship

The bilateral ties between the countries have surpassed fifty years. It was Hasina’s first visit to India after accomplishing this milestone. 

Highlighting the aspects and success that Bangladesh has received Murmu said that India would continue to be a reliable support for the development of Bangladesh. 

Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in socio-economic prosperity. 

Later Hasina issued a joint statement with Modi on Tuesday. It stated that India and Bangladesh are the two countries that are known to be role models for neighbourhood diplomacy. 

“We have decided to extend cooperation in the IT, Space, and Nuclear sectors,” PM Modi said.

And the relations between the two countries are the most important and the closest to diplomacy. The two countries have successfully resolved several issues.

India and Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a water-sharing agreement and six other key MoUs. The list includes ones on space technology and scientific collaboration, aimed at boosting ties between the two countries. 

  • An MoU between the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Bangladesh on the withdrawal of Water by India and Bangladesh from the common border river Kushiyara.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the agreement would cater to the needs of both countries and would benefit southern parts of Assam state in India and the Sylhet region in Bangladesh.


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Another Agreement on a Much-Anticipated Agreement was kept on Take-off

PM Modi mentioned that the livelihood of people from both countries relies on the 54 rivers that flow through the India-Bangladesh border.

During the meeting, the two countries signed a crucial agreement regarding the water sharing of the Kushiya River. 

  • MoU between the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India and the Ministry of Railways, Government of Bangladesh on the training of Bangladesh Railway personnel in India.
  • MoU between the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India and the Ministry of Railways, Government of Bangladesh on Collaboration in IT systems such as FOIS and other IT applications for Bangladesh Railway.
  • MoU between the National Judicial Academy, India and the Supreme court of Bangladesh on Training and Capacity Building Programme for Bangladesh Judicial Officers in India.
  • MoU on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India and Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh
  • MoU on Cooperation in the Areas of Space Technology. 
  • MoU between the Prasar Bharti and Bangladesh Television (BTV) on Cooperation in Broadcasting.

India has also extended help and cooperation on flood mitigation. Real-time data has been exchanged between India and Bangladesh. Topics like terrorism also saw the light of the day. 

Modi said that it’s imperative that we together face the forces that are adversarial to us.

Issues like the Teesta water-sharing treaty would be concluded too. 

Speaking about her upcoming talks with PM Modi, Hasina added that with friendship, you can solve any problem. So, we always do that.

Meanwhile, Hasina notified that the Mujib Scholarship was for the direct descendants of the Indian soldiers killed or grievously injured in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. 

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, awards will be vested. The award is named after Hasina’s father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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