New Delhi, Oct 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the core factor in friendship and strong bilateral relationship between India and Bangladesh is the general betterment of the common people in both the countries.
Mr Modi made the remarks in the presence of his counterpart from Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. Both the leaders jointly inaugurated three projects. One pertains to import of LPG import to India and two others - a vocational training centre named Bangladesh-India Professional Skill Development Institute and the inauguration of Swami Vivekananda Bhawan at Ramakrishna Mission complex in Dhaka.
"In last one year, we have jointly inaugurated nine projects and today's three, we have taken the number to twelve," Prime Minister said. Mr Modi started his speech with Bengali salutation 'Sharadiyo Shubhechha' befitting the ongoing Durga Puja occasion while his visiting dignitary Sheikh Hasina was seen smiling and applauding Prime Minister's gestures.
At the end of bilateral talks between the two leaders, seven pacts and MoUs were inked. The agreements include - Standard Operating Procedure on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports, an MoU on withdrawal of 1.82 cusec of water from Feni river by India for drinking water supply, scheme for Sabroom town in Tripura and an Agreement concerning implementation of Government if India's Line of Credits extended to Bangladesh.
The pacts also dwell on one in between University of Hyderabad and University of Dhaka, MoU on Co-operation in Youth Affairs and a pact on providing the Coastal Surveillance System.(UNI)