7 bilateral documents signed at Dhaka-Delhi virtual summit

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Dhaka, Dec 17: Bangladesh and India on Thursday signed seven bilateral documents at the first virtual Summit between the two nations, with the aim of elevating relations to the next level through deeper cooperation and solidarity.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her India counterpart Narendra Modi witnessed the signing of the documents virtually.

Besides, the resumption of the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link, a pre-1965 connectivity line, was jointly inaugurated by the two prime ministers at the summit that started at 11:30am BdST.

The documents signed are the Framework of Understanding on Cooperation in Hydrocarbon Sector; Framework Agreement on High Impact Community Development Projects; Protocol on Trans-boundary elephant conservation; MoU on Supply of Equipment and Improvement of Garbage/Solid Waste Disposal Ground for Barishal City Corporation; MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture; an MoU between the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, Dhaka and the National Museum in New Delhi; and lastly the Terms of Reference for an India-Bangladesh CEOs Forum.

A commemorative stamp issued by the Postal Department of India in honour of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was also launched.

Moreover, the two leaders jointly inaugurated the Bangabandhu-Bapuji Digital Exhibition that is being hosted from New Delhi to honour the contributions of the two nations’ respective fathers — Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Mahatma Gandhi — and the mark they left on the history of the 20th century.