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BD is our biggest trade partner: Modi

Industry Desk: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has said that Bangladesh is our biggest development and trade partner.
The Indian Prime Minister came up with the remark while addressing a joint-press conference with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of bilateral talks in New Delhi yesterday.
Narendra Modi said trade between the two countries is rapidly increasing. “We have decided to extend cooperation in the IT, space and nuclear sectors,” Modi said.
The bilateral talks and a one-to-one meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi started at the Hydrabad House yesterdaymorning.
Issues involving mutual interests on security cooperation, investment, enhanced trade relations, power and energy sector cooperation, water sharing of common rivers, Rohingya, water resources management, border management, combating drug smuggling and human trafficking were top agendas during the talks.
After holding the bilateral talks, seven MoUs (Memorandum of Understandings) were signed between the two neighbouring countries.
Both the prime ministers witnessed the signing and exchanges of the MoUs among the concerned authorities.
Earlier, at her arrival at the Hydrabad House, Narendra Modi received Sheikh Hasina and accorded her a ceremonial reception.
The Bangladesh Premier also inspected the guard of honour there. National anthems of the two countries were played.
After visiting the RashtrapatiBhavan, the Prime Minister went to Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat to pay rich tribute to the great Indian leader.The Bangladesh Prime Minister last visited India in 2019.

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