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India sent 4 lakh metric tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh, announces Kwatra
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India sent 4 lakh metric tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh, announces Kwatra

| @indiablooms | 07 Sep 2022, 03:10 pm

New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Tuesday said India has sent four lakh metric tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh.

The official shared the information at a time when Bangladesh PM SheikhHasina is visiting India.

She is currently visiting India from Sept 5 to Sept 8.

Addressing a special media briefing on the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Kwatra was quoted as saying by ANI, "India has sent 4 lakh metric tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh."

Answering a query on whether a Line of Credit was given for some projects, Kwatra said, "The range of development cooperation partnership projects that we do with Bangladesh and indeed with most of our neighbouring countries is quite extensive and the total development cooperation envelope, if you want to look at in case of Bangladesh, the spread is across multiple domains of infrastructure, this includes railway connectivity project, road projects, the building of bridges etc. And it is serviced through instruments of both lines of credit but also grant projects and it runs into tens and thousands of crore."

He also recalled two MoUs signed between the two countries which were about connectivity. Seven MoUs have been signed between India and Bangladesh during the visit of Sheikh Hasina to India.

Regarding railway projects, Foreign Secretary Kwatra said that two MoUs have been signed between the two countries. One is the training of Bangladesh railway personnel in India and the second one is the collaboration in IT systems such as kiosks and other IT applications or essentially Bangladesh railways.

During this visit, Hasina has met President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and PM Narendra Modi.

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