The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart, Mrs. Sheikh Hasina, reiterated their zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and violent extremism, and agreed that a strong security partnership had built trust and mutual confidence between the neighbours.
Mr. Modi met Mrs. Hasina in New York for a bilateral meeting on the margins of the High-Level Segment of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
An official press release said that in their first meeting since their re-election, he thanked Mrs. Hasina for attending the special commemorative event organised by India to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
'The two leaders reviewed the excellent state of bilateral relations and cooperation, and agreed to maintain the momentum to take the India-Bangladesh relationship to new heights. They reiterated their zero tolerance approach to terrorism and violent extremism, and agreed that a strong partnership in security had built trust and mutual confidence between the two countries,' it said.
The two sides recognised that improved land, riverine, sea and air connectivity, an intensified partnership in energy, and rapidly expanding trade and economic ties are important drivers of progress and stability in the region.