Update June 8, 2015

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Modi wraps up Dhaka tour

Sumel Sarker

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Modi wraps up Dhaka tour

08 June 2015, Nirapad News: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday wrapped up his two-day visit to Bangladesh and left for home after inking a series of agreements and protocols and settling 41-year-old enclave exchange issue.

He left Dhaka for New Delhi at 8:40pm by a special air force flight after wrapping-up of his two-day state visit in Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw him off at the airport.

During the visit, Bangladesh and India signed 22 agreements and MoUs for co-operation in areas of trade, investment, education, climate change and Information and Communication Technology.

Besides the landmark exchange of Instruments of Ratification of 1974 Land Boundary Agreement and its 2011 Protocol; Bangladesh and India inked the exchange of letters on modalities for implementation of 1974 Land Boundary Agreement and its 2011 Protocol.

Following the exchange of instruments of LBA ratification that about 50 Bangladeshi enclaves inside India have been integrated within Bangladesh and about 100 Indian areas inside Bangladesh became part of India.

The two neighbouring countries also signed an MoU for extending a new line of credit (LoC) USD 2 billion by Government of India to Government of Bangladesh.

Besides, an MoU was signed on blue economy and maritime cooperation in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean as well as on use of Chittagong and Mongla ports.

Modi announced that India will construct a modern International Passenger Terminal (IPT) at a suitable location in India so as to facilitate customs and immigration requirements of passengers travelling on the Kolkata-Dhaka Maitri Express and other trains that are to connect India and Bangladesh.

The Indian Prime Minister announced a second Line of Credit worth US$ 2 billion for Bangladesh for undertaking various development projects.

“Water issues need to be resolved from a humanitarian perspective. I am confident we will be able to do so,” PM Modi addressed  a Public Function at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka.

The trust must remain. Our efforts must continue, said PM Modi on India-Bangladesh ties.

Earlier, Narendra Modi received a red carpet welcome upon arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday on his maiden visit.

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