MAMTA LIKELY TO ACCOMPANY MODI ON BANGLADESH VISIT


MAMTA LIKELY TO ACCOMPANY MODI ON BANGLADESH VISIT

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Bangladesh and New Delhi have begun their preparations for the Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s first ever visit to Bangladesh. The tentative date for the arrival of the Indian Premier is June 6-7.

There is a possibility that among others West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee would accompany Modi during the visit.

The two countries would discuss the Teesta River Water Sharing Agreement issue.
According to sources, Mamta, who had blocked the signing of the deal in 2011, is now all for signing the deal. On Saturday, she had a lengthy meeting with Modi in Kolkata, and the Teesta issue was prominent there.

Officials of both the sides had already prepared renewals of the revised trade agreement between India and Bangladesh and Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade to have inked those during Modi’s Dhaka visit.

The Coastal Shipping Agreement, under which Bangladesh and India would initiate water-route transit and use each other’s important seaports, has also been finalized.

Besides, the two neighbors are also expected to sign fresh agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoU) in the areas of trade and investment, security, energy, blue economy, disaster management, education, culture and fresh line of credit, sources said.
Dhaka would announce an exclusive economic zone for India and a deal for its set-up would be signed.

modi-mamta-480Ahead of Modi’s visit, foreign ministry sources said, the two countries would begin high-level visits soon,when ministers and top officials of the ministries of foreign, finance, commerce, home, water resources and shipping would finalize deals and agenda for the summit level meeting.

However, another diplomatic source said instead of June 6 Modi may come to Dhaka a couple of days later if he wished to witness some portion of the Test between Bangladesh and India, starting from June 10. The match will be played in Fatullah, Narayanganj

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MAY 11, 2015 

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