Modi, Hasina discuss bilateral issues in NY
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New York and discussed the status of bilateral relations and ways to take these forward.
This is the third meeting between the two leaders in recent months and came against the backdrop of settlement of the land boundary question, our New Delhi correspondent reports.
Yet another productive meeting with PM Sheikh Hasina. We discussed India-Bangladesh ties. pic.twitter.com/RN9LFbeLvG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 24, 2015
"After the business meeting, meeting with a neighbour and valued friend...," the Indian PMO tweeted along with a photograph of the two leaders shaking hands.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 24, 2015
"Dhaka, New Delhi and now New York. PM @narendramodi meets with PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh for a bilateral session," tweeted Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 24, 2015
Modi had visited Dhaka in June this year during which the two countries signed the historic Land Boundary Agreement to finally put an end to the 41-year-old border dispute.
Modi had then also announced a fresh US$2 billion line of credit for Bangladesh and promised quick implementation of the earlier line of credit of USD 800 million and full disbursement of USD 200 million on the first day of his tour to the eastern neighbour.