Modi meets Sheikh Hasina ahead of delegation-level bilateral talks

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina ahead of delegation-level bilateral talks following which several agreements are expected to be signed.

“A new spring in #IndiaBangladesh ties! PM @narendramodi receives PM Sheikh Hasina at Hyderabad House before talks,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Earlier, yesterday Modi personally received Sheikh Hasina at the airport when she arrived here on a four-day visit to India. This is the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s first bilateral visit to India in seven years since her visit in 2010.

Over 20 agreements, including a civil nuclear agreement and two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on defence cooperation, are expected to be signed after Saturday’s bilateral talks.