Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla held a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here on Thursday.
“They mainly discussed the progress of the projects being implemented in Bangladesh with Indian cooperation,” said PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing reporters after the meeting.
Mentioning that the two countries witnessed remarkable progress in the cooperation on different areas, particularly in the field of power and energy over the last nine years, Sheikh Hasina said, “We deeply appreciates Indian support and cooperation in the power and energy sectors and would like to explore more avenues of cooperation.”
She also hoped that India will continue to cooperate with Bangladesh in ensuring energy security.
The Indian envoy informed the Prime Minister of the present state of power projects and their future plan.
The two sides are discussing new power projects for subsequent export to Bangladesh, West Bengal and eastern part of India.
While talking about the cooperation in business sector, Hasina said Bangladesh has allocated 1000 acres of land in economic zone for Indian investors where they, if wish, can set up LNG projects.
They also talked about the 3-day visit of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Bangladesh from July 13, 2018 and hoped that his visit to the Bangladesh Police Academy in Sardah will strengthen cooperation between the police academies of the two countries.
Hasina recalled her visit to Shantiniketan in May last and her talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Indian High Commissioner said the Prime Minister’s visit to Shantiniketan left a very good impact on the relations and cooperation between the two countries.
PM’s principal secretary Md. Nojibur Rahman was present at the meeting.