The Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, discussed collaboration between the two countries in the spheres of politics, security, border management, trade, and connectivity during a collateral meeting at the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
They also reviewed joint work agreements in the areas of water resources, energy, development cooperation, as well as cultural and people-to-people ties, diplomatic sources reported.
The leaders expressed satisfaction over the functioning of the Agreement on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports and the commissioning of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline.
Modi and Hasina advocated the start of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which covers trade in goods and services and the protection and promotion of investments, and hoped for the early inauguration of joint linkage projects railways and energy
During the meeting, Modi highlighted Bangladesh’s support for the Roghinya community in hosting more than one million displaced people from the Rakhine State in Myanmar, and conveyed India’s constructive and positive approach to supporting solutions towards a safe and sustainable repatriation of the refugees. He also welcomed the Indo-Pacific prospects recently announced by Bangladesh.
According to the source, both prime ministers agreed to continue working together to intensify their extensive engagement.