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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in India for 4 day visit

New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on a four-day visit to India on Monday. She was welcomed by Minister of State for Railways & Textiles Darshana Jardosh on arrival here.

During her visit, the Bangladesh Prime Minister will meet President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. She will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This is Hasina’s first visit after both nations’ bilateral relations touched their 50th year in 2021. She is also scheduled to meet India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.

According to news agency ANI, issues on top of the agenda are upgrading defence cooperation, expanding regional connectivity initiatives and establishing stability in South Asia.

The two sides are expected to ink an agreement on interim sharing of water of the Kushiyara River during Hasina’s visit.

Last month, India and Bangladesh finalised the text of the agreement on interim sharing of river waters.

On Thursday, the Bangladeshi PM will travel to Ajmer in Rajasthan to visit the Dargah of the revered Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti.

She is also scheduled to attend a business event being organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

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