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Modi-Hasina virtual meeting on December 17

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to hold a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 17 on a range of issues, a senior official of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

According to the report, the meeting date and time have been finalized through discussions between the two sides.

An inter-ministerial meeting has already been held at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs before the two prime ministers’ meeting.

The peaceful and secured border between the two countries and the speedy implementation of projects under India’s credit line is likely to be discussed at the Hasina-Modi meeting, the report said.

The meeting will start at 1100 hrs on the same day and one-to-one-and-a-half-hour discussion can be held between the two leaders.

The two Prime Ministers will also inaugurate the Haldibari-Chilahati railway virtually on the same day.

The report further said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been invited to visit Dhaka on March 26. If the Corona situation improves, Modi will visit Dhaka. During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina can also talk to Modi about his visit to Dhaka.

Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen was scheduled to visit Delhi in the first week of December before a meeting and visit by the two prime ministers. However, FM BD officials said that the tour is uncertain as he is suffering from Coronavirus.

Citing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswamy, the report said, “We expect a meeting between the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and India on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of independence of Bangladesh.”

 

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