Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are going to inaugurate three projects jointly on Saturday during the bilateral meeting between the two sides.
The bilateral meeting between Hasina and Modi will take place at 11:30 am at Hyderabad House followed by an official lunch at 1 pm. Prime Minister will call on India’s President Ram Nath Kovind at 4:30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
MEA Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, while speaking to media said that they expect that about 6-7 documents will be signed in the field of transport, connectivity, capacity building and culture. The two leaders will jointly inaugurate three projects which will be known after it gets signed, said Kumar.
During the talks, the issue of Teesta water sharing and Rohingya will also come up. Sources in the Ministry said that the issue of NRC will not be the focus of the talks, the thrust would be on bilateral cooperation and enhancing of ties.
The sources said that the NRC and the issue of illegal immigrants is a matter of concern for Dhaka calling the NRC process as internal as of now according to Kumar.
The two sides will focus on trade, connectivity, development cooperation, culture and people-to-people ties.
For Bangladesh, Teesta water sharing is a critical issue. Ahead of the visit, Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said while briefing media on Wednesday in Dhaka, “All bilateral issues between Bangladesh and India will be discussed during the meeting including framework agreement overall Trans-boundary rivers with Teesta Indian cooperation on Rohingya repatriation reducing border killing at zero.”
Minister Hasina had also expressed concern regarding rising onion prices in
India that impacted Bangladesh.