New Delhi, June 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid on Friday expressed great satisfaction at the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two countries.
During their meeting at Hyderabad House on Friday afternoon, the visiting President conveyed felicitations of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was unable to travel in person because of a prior commitment. He conveyed the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh to Prime Minister to visit that country, which was accepted with pleasure. The leaders agreed that dates would be decided through diplomatic channels.
Prime Minister Modi noted that the bilateral relationship, forged in Bangladesh’s War of Liberation, remained the highest priority to India. In the past five years, the two countries had demonstrated great maturity and patience in resolving a number of complex pending issues such as the demarcation of the Land Boundary.
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of India and Bangladesh raising ties to a new level as part of a joint effort to suitably commemorate the centenary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (in 2020) and the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Liberation, in 2021.