Strengthening ties between the countries, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday launched new rail and Bus services between India and Bangladesh.

"Building the ties that bind, one step at a time,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, adding, “The two leaders in inaugurate two rail and a road connectivity project via video conferencing".

The train, Maitree Express, will run between Kolkata and Khulna in Bangladesh. The bus services will run between Kolkata and Dhaka via Khulna.

The two leaders also restored a once defunct rail link between Radhikapur in north Bengal and Biral in Bangladesh and flagged off a cargo consignment of high speed diesel from Numaligarh Refinery in Assam.

Earlier, following the bilateral talks, both the countries signed 22 agreements to strengthen trade in multiple sectors.

(With inputs from agencies)