Bangladesh and India have signed five memoranda of understanding or MoU in Dhaka to enhance cooperation in disaster management, trade, IT and sports among other fields.
The MoUs were exchanged after a bilateral meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart at her office on Saturday, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
The two leaders also inaugurated several development projects via videoconferencing.
Modi handed 1.2 million coronavirus vaccine doses and keys of 109 ambulances to Hasina as India’s gift to Bangladesh during the meeting.
They jointly unveiled a postal stamp commemorating 50 years of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Besides bilateral issues, the two sides discussed the progress of the ongoing projects on health, trade, communication, energy and development cooperation.
The MoUs signed at the Prime Minister’s Office are:
- MoU on disaster management, resilience and mitigation;
- MoU between Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) and National Cadet Corps of India (INCC);
- MoU on the Establishment of a Framework of Cooperation in the Area of Trade Remedial Measures between Bangladesh and India;
- MoU on Supply of ICT equipment, courseware and reference books and training for Bangladesh-Bharot Digital Service & Employment and Training (BDSET) Center; and
- MoU on Establishment of Sports facilities at Rajshahi College field and surrounding areas.
The projects inaugurated by Hasina and Modi include extended development work of Rabindra Bhawan Kuthibari at Shilaidaha in Kushtia and three border haats.
They also jointly laid the foundations stones for infrastructure development for power evacuation facilities of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
The Indian prime minister arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit on Friday to join the celebrations of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.
He also visited temples in Satkhira and Gopalganj and Bangabandhu’s Mausoleum in Tungipara.