PM visit to Bangladesh: Key Outcomes

On 26th March, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh on his 2-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. The Visit included the commemoration of three very significant events. First was Mujib Borsho, second is the birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the third is the celebration of 50 years of Bangladesh Liberation and the establishment of diplomatic ties between the India and Bangladesh.

Apart from these, there were five MoUs signed by PM Modi related to connectivity, commerce, IT and sports to build the bilateral ties between the two nations.

  1. MoU on Disaster Management, strengthen and Mitigation.
  2. MoU on Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) and National Cadet Corps of India(INCC)
  3. MoU on the establishment of a framework of Cooperation in the Area of Trade Remedial measures between Bangladesh and India.
  4. Tripartite MoU on Establishment of Sport Facilities at Rajshahi College field and surrounding areas.
  5. Tripartite MoU on supply of ICT equipment, courseware and reference books and training for Bangladesh-Bharot Digital services and Employment and Training (BDSET) Centre.

Other Issues discussed:

  • Rohingyas’ Issue: Safe and sustainable facilitation of displaced people from Rakhine.
  • Teesta River: Requested for early finalization of draft for water sharing of the Teesta & Feni River.
  • BBIN Project: Facilitation of Bangladesh exports to Nepal and Bhutan via India.
  • Nuclear Power Plant: Transmission line of Bangladesh’s Ruppur Nuclear power plant to be developed by Indian companies.
  • Maitri Diwas: December 6, on which India formally recognized Bangladesh, will be celebrated as Maîtri Diwas.

PM Modi gifted 109 Ambulances to PM Hasina along with a representational box to her as a symbol of gift of 1.2million Vaccine doses for COVID as promised earlier. PM Hasina gifted Golden and Silver coin released on the occasion of birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

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