Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral meeting with visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi today.
Several agreements are expected to be exchanged following the talks. Ms Hasina, who is on a four day state visit to India, will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning. She will then pay her respects to Mahatma Gandhi by laying wreath at Rajghat.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister will call on President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar this evening. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar called on the visiting dignitary yesterday.
Bangladesh and India share an over four thousand kilometre long international border. The five states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and West Bengal border Bangladesh. The land boundary has been amicably settled between the two sides with the ratification of the historic protocol to Land Boundary Agreement in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for the largest share of foreign tourist arrivals in India. In 2021-22, Bangladesh has emerged as the largest trade partner for India in South Asia and 4th largest export destination for India. In the last five years, the bilateral trade has grown from 9 billion to 18 billion dollars.