Modi-Hasina Reiterate Zero Tolerance for Terrorism

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina reiterated their zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and violent extremism and agreed that a strong security partnership has built trust and mutual confidence between the neighbours.

PM Modi met Sheikh Hasina in New York on Friday for a bilateral meeting on the margins of the High-Level Segment of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

In an official press release issued after their first meeting since re-election, Modi thanked Hasina for attending the special commemorative event organized by India to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The release further said that the two leaders reviewed the excellent state of bilateral relations and cooperation and agreed to maintain the momentum to take the India-Bangladesh relationship to new heights. The leaders reiterated their zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and violent extremism and agreed that a strong partnership in security had built trust and mutual confidence between the two countries.

Both sides recognized that improved land, riverine, sea and air connectivity, an intensified partnership in energy, and rapidly expanding trade and economic ties are important drivers of progress and stability in the region.

Modi also congratulated Hasina over the impressive economic growth recorded by Bangladesh under her leadership and emphasized India’s commitment to remain a leading development partner of Bangladesh.

The global and regional situation has also been discussed by the two leaders.

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