Bangladesh pillar of ‘neighbourhood first’ policy: PM Modi

17th Dec

Bangladesh pillar of ‘neighbourhood first’ policy: PM Modi

On Thursday, at the inauguration of the India-Bangladesh summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Bangladesh is a major pillar of India's 'neighborhood first' policy.
In the meeting which was held virtually, Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina said that many Indians are working in Bangladesh and thus, are enhancing bilateral economic ties.
The two leaders jointly inaugurated the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link which is the fifth rail link between the two countries.
PM Modi also paid his respect to the martyrs of the 1971 war.
He also reiterated that removal of obstacles to land connectivity and growing trade had changed the Indo-Bangladesh relationship.

The two countries also concluded seven agreements covering areas such as hydrocarbon cooperation, High Impact Community Development Projects, elephant conservation, solid waste management, agriculture, and terms of reference of India-Bangladesh CEOs forum.
This is a landmark moment for both countries.