Dhaka: India and Bangladesh have determined to have fun December 6, the day on which India formally acknowledged Bangladesh, as ”Maitri Diwas”, a joint assertion issued after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka on Saturday acknowledged.
In keeping with the joint assertion issued by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Prime Minister Modi highlighted that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, one of many best leaders of contemporary occasions, will likely be remembered for his braveness and indelible contribution to Bangladesh’s emergence as a sovereign nation.
MEA acknowledged that PM Modi additionally recalled the contribution of Bangabandhu in nurturing peace, safety and growth within the area.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked India for conferring Gandhi Peace Prize for the 12 months 2020 on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in recognition of his excellent contributions in the direction of the social, financial and political transformation of Bangladesh via non-violent and different Gandhian strategies.
“To mark the fiftieth anniversary of India-Bangladesh friendship, either side launched respective commemorative postage stamps. It was determined to commemorate December 6 as Maitri Diwas, the day when India acknowledged Bangladesh within the 12 months 1971. The Indian facet introduced the institution of Bangabandhu Chair on the College of Delhi,” the assertion learn.
In view of the fiftieth anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh in addition to the institution of bilateral diplomatic ties, either side have agreed to collectively commemorate these epochal occasions in 19 choose international locations.
“Each side famous with satisfaction that the filming of the biopic on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, below the route of Indian movie director Shyam Benegal, has commenced and is anticipated to be accomplished in response to schedule. Each side harassed the necessity to start work on the Liberation Warfare documentary on the earliest,” MEA acknowledged.
The ministry additional famous that either side famous with appreciation the participation of a 122-member tri-services contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces within the 2020 Republic Day celebrations of India.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged an invite to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to go to India in 2022 in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of the institution of diplomatic relations. Each side welcomed the port name by Indian Naval Ships Sumedha and Kulish on 8-10 March 2021 at Mongla upon the invitation of Bangladesh as a part of the commemoration of the epochal events. This was the first-ever go to to Mongla Port by any Indian Naval Ship. Bangladesh Navy Ship can be scheduled to make a port name at Vishakhapatnam as a part of the joint celebrations,” the assertion learn.
The Bangladesh facet welcomed the choice of the Authorities of India to announce 1000 Shuborno Jayanti Scholarships for Bangladeshi college students for pursuing schooling/programs in India.
Bangladesh Prime Minister thanked the Indian facet for contemplating Bangladesh’s proposal to call the historic street from Mujib Nagar to Nadia on the Bangladesh-India border as “Shadhinota Shorok” commemorating the historic significance of the street throughout Bangladesh’s Liberation Warfare. Each side regarded ahead to inaugurating the street quickly as a part of the joint celebrations.
With reference to water assets cooperation, the MEA stated that Hasina reiterated Bangladesh’s long-pending request for concluding the interim settlement on the sharing of the waters of the Teesta river. She underscored that to alleviate the sufferings and save the livelihoods of tens of millions of individuals depending on the Teesta river basin, it’s crucial that Bangladesh receives its justifiable share of the Teesta waters, the draft settlement of which has already been agreed upon by each Governments in January 2011.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s honest dedication and continued efforts to conclude this settlement, in session with the related stakeholders. The Indian facet additionally requested for early finalization of the draft of the interim settlement for sharing of water of Feni River, pending with the Bangladesh facet which had been agreed upon by either side in 2011,” the assertion learn.
The Ministry acknowledged that to boost commerce between the 2 international locations, each Prime Ministers underscored the necessity for the elimination of non-tariff limitations. Bangladesh facet requested for lifting the brand new coverage of Indian Customs stipulating verification of certificates of origin issued from Bangladesh.
“The Indian facet conveyed that below the provisions of the brand new Customs guidelines, within the occasion of a battle between a provision of those guidelines and guidelines of origin of a commerce settlement, the provisions of the principles of origin of the commerce settlement shall prevail. Additional, for bilateral commerce to flourish, each leaders harassed the necessity for predictability of commerce insurance policies, laws and procedures,” the ministry’s assertion learn.
The MEA stated that either side took be aware of the primary assembly of the Excessive-Stage Monitoring Committee and directed the Committee to offer suggestions for the expeditious execution of initiatives below the Traces of Credit score.
“Each side expressed satisfaction on the sturdy cooperation within the energy and power sector, together with between the personal sectors. It was agreed to strengthen sub-regional cooperation, together with with Nepal and Bhutan and on this regard cooperation in power was underscored. The Indian facet emphasised that the finalization of laws and tips for cross border commerce in electrical energy would enhance sub-regional cooperation. India requested early finalization of modalities for implementation of the Katihar – Parbotipur – Bornagar cross border electrical energy interconnection,” the assertion learn.
Each side welcomed the institution of a examine group on this regard. Each side took inventory of progress within the implementation of the India Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline and unit-1 of the Maitree Tremendous Thermal Energy Mission and expressed hope that these initiatives would get commissioned quickly, in response to MEA.
Each side took be aware of the primary assembly of the Excessive-Stage Monitoring Committee and directed the Committee to offer suggestions for the expeditious execution of initiatives below the Traces of Credit score.
New Delhi and Dhaka expressed satisfaction on the sturdy cooperation within the energy and power sector, together with between the personal sectors. It was agreed to strengthen sub-regional cooperation, together with with Nepal and Bhutan and on this regard cooperation in power was underscored.
The Indian facet emphasised that finalization of laws and tips for cross border commerce in electrical energy would enhance sub-regional cooperation. India requested early finalization of modalities for implementation of the Katihar – Parbotipur – Bornagar cross border electrical energy interconnection.
“Each side welcomed the institution of a examine group on this regard. Each side took inventory of progress within the implementation of the India Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline and unit-1 of the Maitree Tremendous Thermal Energy Mission and expressed hope that these initiatives would get commissioned quickly,” MEA learn.
Bangladesh facet highlighted that Biosecurity Cooperation is an space which may be explored by either side because the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that with out significant biosecurity measures, financial prosperity is at stake, given the interconnected nature of trans-boundary commerce and folks to individuals contacts between the 2 international locations. “The 2 Prime Ministers appreciated the collaboration and lively participation below totally different mechanisms between Indian Council of Medical Analysis, India and, Bangladesh Medical Analysis Council, Bangladesh,” MEA acknowledged.
On the difficulty of recent areas of cooperation, either side acknowledged the potential of recent and rising areas of cooperation in bilateral cooperation and directed authorities on either side to concentrate on and increase cooperation in leading edge areas of science, synthetic intelligence, peaceable makes use of of nuclear know-how, massive information and know-how enabled companies in well being and schooling.
“To facilitate additional youth exchanges between the 2 international locations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited 50 younger entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to go to India and current their concepts to enterprise capitalists,” the assertion learn