Key agreements to be inked on PM’s B’desh visit on June 6
From a Correspondent
New Delhi, May 28: Prime Minister rendra Modi is likely to raise the issue of illegal infiltration with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasi Wajed during his forthcoming visit to the neighbouring country on June 6.
Government sources told The Sentinel that apart from raising the issue of illegal infiltration, Modi will also seek further cooperation of the Bangladesh government in tackling insurgency and terrorism.
“Both these issues are high on the agenda of the Prime Minister,” informed the sources.
These two issues are also significant for the BJP keeping in mind the Assembly election in Assam next year.
The Prime Minister will pay a State visit to Bangladesh on June 6 and 7, at the invitation of the Bangladesh premier. This visit, Prime Minister Modi’s first to Bangladesh, reflects the importance attached by India to the bilateral relationship.
“The visit is expected to further expand the cordial and cooperative relationship between the two countries and strengthen ties of friendship and trust between India and Bangladesh,” a government statement said.
Apart from meeting Sheikh Hasi, the Prime Minister’s programme also includes a call on President Md Abdul Hamid.
Government sources further said that several key agreements, including one on Teesta water sharing, bus services between Koklkata-Dhaka, Guwahati-Dhaka and Shillong-Dhaka, and a new $2 billion line of credit are expected to be announced when Prime Minister Modi visits Dhaka.