Bangladesh PM Hasina receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan

| Updated: Apr 08, 2017 14:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday received ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart during which they will discuss ways to further deepen ties between India and Bangladesh. Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina along with her Indian counterpart will also attend 'Sommanona Ceremony' in the evening to honour the Indian martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the liberation of Bangladesh. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At 3:30 PM today, PM Sheikh Hasina & I will join a programme to honour Indian soldiers martyred in the 1971 war, at the Manekshaw Centre.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/850550001256333312">April 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Prime Minister Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart will hold talks later in the day. The two leaders will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations. More than 20 pacts are set to be inked after the delegation-level talks. Two agreements are expected to be signed in the area of defence. India will also extend Line of Credit of 500 million dollars to Bangladesh for defence purchases. Besides, India will enter into an inter-governmental agreement with the neighbouring country on civil nuclear energy. Train services, involving West Bengal and Bangladesh and bus service connecting Kolkata and Dhaka will also be launched during the visit. She will visit Rajghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi to lay wreath. The Bangladesh Prime Minister arrived in the national capital yesterday on a four-day visit to India. In a special gesture, Prime Minister Modi drove to the Delhi airport to receive her. Later, in a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said he and his Bangladeshi counterpart are determined to take the relationship between the two nations to a new level. (ANI)

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