Bangladesh and India on Thursday signed seven bilateral documents to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.
Secretaries or top officials of the seven ministries and institutions concerned and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Vikram Kumar Doraiswami signed the deals on state guesthouse Padma in the capital on behalf of Bangladesh and India respectively.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, State Minister for Culture Affairs Khalid Hossain and Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen were present at the signing ceremony.
The memorandums of understanding (MoUs) include a framework for hydrocarbon cooperation, agricultural cooperation, cooperation between New Delhi Museum and Bangabandhu Museum, creating sanctuaries to protect elephants, a high-impact community development project and a trilateral deal for the procurement of waste management equipment for the sewerage project in Barishal.
These MoUs were signed as part of the virtual summit between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held today.
During the meeting, the two leaders comprehensively discussed different bilateral issues, including further strengthening the cooperation in the post-Covid era.
The two prime minister also inaugurated the Chilahati-Haldibari rail route after 55 years since it was snapped during the India-Pakistan war in 1965.