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Indian envoy meets PM; discusses bilateral issues

  • Published at 04:17 pm July 12th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:41 am July 13th, 2018
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla pays a courtesy call to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina at her office on Thursday; July 12, 2018 Focus Bangla

Sheikh Hasina hoped that India will continue to cooperate with Bangladesh in ensuring energy security

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the capital on Thursday.

They primarily discussed the progress of projects being implemented in Bangladesh with Indian cooperation, said the prime minister's Press Secretary,Ihsanul Karim,in briefing reporters after the meeting.

The prime minister said Bangladesh and India have witnessed remarkable progress in various areas of cooperation , particularly in the field of power and energy over the last nine years.

She said her government deeply appreciates Indian support and cooperation in the power and energy sectors and would like to explore more avenues of cooperation.

Sheikh Hasina hoped India will continue to cooperate with Bangladesh in ensuring energy security.

The Indian envoy informed the prime minister of the present state of power projects and their future plans. The two sides are discussing new power projects for subsequent export to Bangladesh, West Bengal, and the eastern part of India.

Hasina said Bangladesh has allocated 1000 acres of land in economic zones for Indian investors where they  can set up LNG projects.

Shringla informed the premier of Indian Home Minister RajnathSingh’s three-day visit to Bangladesh starting July 13, 2018, and his scheduled visit to the Bangladesh Police Academy in Sardah, to strengthen cooperation between the police academies of the two countries.

Hasina recalled her visit to Santiniketan in May and her talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Indian high commissioner said the prime minister's visit to Santiniketanhad a very good impact on the relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Prime minister's Principal Secretary, MdNojibur Rahman, was present at the meeting.