New Delhi: On her four-day visit to India, Bangladesh Prime Minister Hassen Sheikh met her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday in New Delhi. During the meeting, the two leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on water sharing pact for Kushiyara River.
The Indian Prime Minister said, “54 rivers flow through the India-Bangladesh border and are linked to the livelihood of people in both countries. Today, we have signed an important agreement regarding the water-sharing of Kushiyara River.”
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PM Modi asserted that the new pact will benefit the people of south Assam in India as well as Bangladesh’s Sylhet region.
He said, “We have extended our cooperation on flood mitigation. We have been sharing real-time data regarding floods with Bangladesh and have also discussed terrorism. It’s imperative, that we together face the forces that are adversarial to us.”
He further claimed that Bangladesh is India’s biggest development partner and our biggest trade partner in the region.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh PM Sheikh praised India for its co-operation in Bangladesh liberation.
“At the new dawn of the Amrit Kaal for the next 25 years, I extend our best wishes as India moves forward to attaining the resolutions made for Aatmanirbhar Bharat. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Govt of India and my Indian friends on the successful completion of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the year-long celebration to mark the 75th year of India’s independence,” Hasina said.