Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wraps up her India visit by paying obeisance at Ajmer Sharif
Ajmer/IBNS/UNI: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday wrapped up her four-day official visit to India by visiting Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah Sharif in Rajasthan's Ajmer.
"The Prime Minister offered nafal prayers and munajat, seeking development, prosperity and welfare of the country, its people and the entire Muslim Ummah," Bangladesh PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters.
He said the premier spent some time offering Fateha and munajat there.
Sheikh Hasina later went around the Ajmer Sharif.
PM Sheikh Hasina offered prayers at the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishthi at Ajmer. Prayers were offered by the Khadim for Bangladesh, for India, and for the prosperity and friendship of people of both 🇮🇳 and 🇧🇩. pic.twitter.com/fB72qWKJb9— India in Bangladesh (@ihcdhaka) September 8, 2022
The Bangladesh prime minister started her India tour by visiting the much-revered Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah in New Delhi on Sept 6. She also offered prayers there.
The Bangladesh premier arrived at the Palam Airport in New Delhi on Sept 5 as India rolled out the red carpet to welcome Sheikh Hasina.
On the first day of her India visit, External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar paid a call to her at the summit room of ITC Maurya Hotel in New Delhi.
Sheikh Hasina had bilateral talks and a one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House on the second day of her India visit on Sept 6.
The Bangladesh premier was formally received by her Indian counterpart while a ceremonial guard of honour was accorded to her.
Earlier today, I had excellent discussions with PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi. Bangladesh is a major trade and development partner of India. We cherish the people-to-people linkages between our nations. During our talks we reviewed the full range of bilateral relations. pic.twitter.com/MYDEEcHtGK— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2022
After holding the bilateral talks, seven MoUs (Memorandums of Understanding) were signed between the two neighbouring countries that included an MoU on the withdrawal of 153 cusec water from Kushiara River by Bangladesh.
The two premiers also unveiled several projects jointly taken by both countries that included Unit-I of Maitree Power Plant, a 1320 (660x2) MW supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant at Rampal, Khulna.
During the talks with PM Sheikh Hasina, we discussed ways to further boost connectivity, ramp up our trade partnership and enhance cooperation in sectors like IT, energy and more. We will also work together to tackle the menace of climate change. pic.twitter.com/B3b4MppbbR— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 6, 2022
A joint statement was issued later in which India offered free transit to Bangladesh for exporting its products to other countries as Hasina and her Indian counterpart have reiterated their strong commitment to strengthening bilateral relations further.
On the same day, she joined a luncheon hosted in her honour by the Indian premier.
She also had separate courtesy calls on Indian President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
H. E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh called on the Hon'ble Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas today. pic.twitter.com/2eyC0N1BqG— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 6, 2022
The premier paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on Sept 6.
The next day, Minister for Development of the North Eastern Region of India G. Kishan Reddy and Nobel laureate Kailash Shatyarthi had called on the Bangladesh premier.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina at her palace of residence on the same day.
On September 7, the Bangladesh premier addressed a meeting with top business leaders and a ceremony for awarding "Mujib Scholarship" to direct descendants of soldiers, officers of the defence forces of India, who were martyred or critically wounded during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.