PM Modi receives Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina at Delhi airport


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday received his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina at Delhi airport who is on a four-day official visit.

This is Hasina’s first visit to India after PM Modi took office in May, 2014.

Hasina's visit carries importance as both the countries are all set to be sign at least 25 bilateral agreements including in key areas of civil nuclear cooperation and defence.

Issues like combating terrorism, containing radicalism and enhancing security cooperation between the two countries will be discussed.

During her visit, which comes after a gap of seven years, Hasina will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Modi on Saturday and PM Modi will announce a line of credit of $500 million to Bangladesh for military supplies.

The Bangladesh prime minister will visit Ajmer Sharif on Sunday and will hold talks with Indian business leaders on Monday.

She will also take part in a function at the Manekshaw Centre to honour Indian Armed Forces members who embraced martyrdom in Bangladesh’s War of Liberation in 1971.

According to reports, Hasina will call on President Pranab Mukherjee and meet opposition leader Sonia Gandhi.

(With inputs from agencies)

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