Modi in US: PM meets his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, calls it 'productive'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in the United States.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2015, 23:12 PM IST
Modi in US: PM meets his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, calls it 'productive'

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in the United States.

This is the third meeting between the two leaders in the recent months and has come against the backdrop of settlement of the boundary question.

The two leaders discussed the status of bilateral relations and ways to take these forward, as per PTI.

"After the business meeting, meeting with a neighbour and valued friend," the PMO tweeted along with a photograph of the two leaders shaking hands.

"Dhaka, New Delhi and now New York. PM Modi meets with PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh for a bilateral session," tweeted External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup.

Later the PM also tweeted - "Yet another productive meeting with PM Sheikh Hasina. We discussed India-Bangladesh ties."

Modi had visited Dhaka in June this year during which the two countries signed the historic Land Boundary Agreement to finally put an end to the 41-year-old border dispute.

Modi had then also announced a fresh USD 2 billion line of credit for Bangladesh and promised quick implementation of the earlier line of credit of USD 800 million and the full disbursement of USD 200 million on the first day of his tour to the eastern neighbour.

PM Modi also met Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

(With PTI inputs)