Bangladesh and India have signed seven memoranda of understanding on agriculture, energy, social development and elephant conservation, and bilateral assistance.
Representatives of the two countries’ respective sectors signed the agreements on behalf of their respective countries at the state guest house Padma on Thursday (December 16th) morning.
Commerce Secretary Mohammad Zafar Uddin and Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswamy signed the first agreement to form a COO forum between the two countries.
The two countries have taken initiative to increase cooperation in the agricultural sector under the MoU. Also in the hydrocarbon sector, AKM Fazlul Haque, Additional Secretary, Department of Energy, Bangladesh, signed an agreement with the High Commissioner of India.
Under the MoU, India will provide equipment for sewerage operations in the Lamchari area of Barisal. At the same time, an information exchange and protection agreement has been signed between the National Museum of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and the National Museum of Delhi.
Meanwhile, train services are being inaugurated on Bangladesh’s Chilahati and India’s Halidabari routes after a virtual meeting between Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and India’s Narendra Modi. All preparations have already been completed for this purpose.
With the commencement of Chilahati Border Train, import and export activities between Bangladesh’s Mongla Port and the north-southwestern part of India, Nepal and Bhutan will be intensified. At the same time uninterrupted rail communication between Dhaka and Bangladesh and India will be possible.