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Indian envoy meets PM; discusses bilateral issues

Indian envoy meets PM; discusses bilateral issues   

Dhaka, Jul 12 : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here on Thursday.

At the meeting, they mainly discussed the progress of the projects being implemented in Bangladesh with Indian cooperation, said PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing reporters after the meeting.

The Prime Minister said Bangladesh and India witnessed a remarkable progress in the cooperation on different areas, 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 that 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 plan. The two sides are discussing new power projects for subsequent export to Bangladesh, West Bengal and eastern part of India.

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

Shringla informed the Prime Minister of the 3-day visit of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Bangladesh from July 13, 2018 and his visit to the Bangladesh Police Academy in Sardah to strengthen cooperation between the police academies of the two countries.

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

The Indian High Commissioner said the Prime Minister’s visit to Shantiniketan left a very good impact on the relations and cooperation between the two countries.

PM’s principal secretary Md. Nojibur Rahman was present at the meeting.