Dhaka – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held comprehensive discussions in restricted and then in the delegation-level format. They took stock of the progress in various areas including in preserving the legacy of 1971, trade, commerce and connectivity, cooperation in water resources, security and defence cooperation, power and energy. Both Prime Ministers also encouraged bilateral cooperation in new areas like artificial intelligence, big data, fin tech and societal applications of nuclear energy. It was agreed to promote youth exchanges between the two countries. Prime Minister Modi extended an invitation to 50 young entrepreneurs fromBangladesh to visit India to connect with the start up and innovation ecosystems in India and meet the venture capitalists.
Significant decisions like establishing a Bangabandhu Chair in Delhi university, Indian offering 1000 “Suborno Jayanti Scholarships” for Bangladeshi students and officials, opening of Shadinota Shorok in this special year and holding joint commemorative activities in 19 countries were taken.