Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in India on Monday for a four-day state visit to meet with India’s top leadership in order to strengthen the country’s multifaceted relationship and sign at least seven bilateral agreements in areas such as water management, railways, and science and technology.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shortly after arriving in New Delhi on Monday and discussed bilateral issues. She also went to Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, a popular pilgrimage tourist destination in Delhi.
The Prime Minister and her entourage boarded a state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Ms. Hasina arrived at New Delhi’s Palam International Airport.
Issues to discuss with Prime Minister Modi
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A. K. Abdul Momen stated that security cooperation, investment, improved trade relations, power and energy sector cooperation, water sharing of common rivers, water resource management, border management, and combating drug smuggling and human trafficking are likely to be prioritised during Ms. Hasina and Mr. Modi’s talks.
Mr. Momen, who is accompanying Hasina to India, stated that agreements on water management, railway, science and technology, and information and broadcasting are expected to be signed during the visit.
Ms. Hasina’s visit to India is her first since 2019. Her delegation includes Foreign Minister Momen, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan, Liberation War Minister A. K. M. Mozammel Haq, and Prime Minister’s Economic Affairs Advisor Mashiur A. K. M. Rahman.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, the visit aims to further strengthen the two countries’ multifaceted relationship, which is based on strong historical and cultural ties as well as mutual trust and understanding.