PM Modi holds talks with Sheikh Hasina to enhance ties

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Sheikh Hasina's visit to India was her first since parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh and India. Ties between the two countries have been on an upswing in the last few years. Photo: @MEAIndia/Twitter.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (October 5) with a view to deepening the overall ties between the two countries.

The talks were focussed on enhancing co-operation in diverse areas including defence and security, trade and connectivity, according to sources.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Hasina.

“EAM @DrSJaishankar had a warm conversation with Bangladesh PM #SheikhHasina. Reaffirmed Indias highest priority to her relations with Bangladesh,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.


The Bangladeshi Prime Minister arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit on Thursday (October 4).

She attended the World Economic Forum on Thursday and Friday.

This is her first visit to India since the last parliamentary elections in both countries.Ties between the two nations have been on an upswing in the last few years.

(With inputs from agencies)