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Palatana 100MW export to Bangladesh discussed : PM's sister, daughter meet Sushma Swaraj : leaves Dhaka for Delhi
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Palatana 100MW export to Bangladesh discussed : PM's sister, daughter meet Sushma Swaraj : leaves Dhaka for Delhi
PHOTO : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meeting at Dhaka. TIWN

Dhaka, June 27 (TIWN): Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s sister and daughter, media reported.Briefing newspersons after the talks,Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said it has also been decided to export to Bangladesh 100 MW of energy from the Palatana in Tripura.

Sheikh Rehana and Saima Wazed Hossain were seen entering Swaraj’s suite at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka at 9:30 a.m, bdnews24 reported.
The meeting lasted for about half an hour, but details are yet to be disclosed.

Leader of Opposition Raushon Ershad and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold meetings with Swaraj later in the day.

Swaraj called on Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali Thursday. Swaraj handed over a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Hasina, inviting her to visit India.

According to the sources, during the talks they discussed trade and investment, security, connectivity, and border management, among other issues.

Bilateral issues between the two countries also came up for discussion during the meeting, which lasted for about one hour.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday left Dhaka after her three-day official visit to Bangladesh.
She left for New Delhi on a special Air India flight around 1.30 p.m. from Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport after being seen off by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque, bdnews24.com reported.

She was accompanied by Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akberuddin.

During her visit, Swaraj discussed bilateral issues with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and hoped for early settlement of the Teesta water-sharing and the land boundary agreements.

Swaraj also held talks with President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Leader of Opposition Raushon Ershad and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia.

It was her first visit to any country after taking over as the external affairs minister last month.

India has decided to ease the visa regime to Bangladeshi tourists. Those aged below 13 and above 65 years will get multiple-entry five-year visas instead of the present one-year tourist
visa. This was conveyed by visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to her her counterpart Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahood Ali in their talks in Dhaka today.
India proposed to increase the frequency and number of coaches of the Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express train, while a bus service from Guwahati-Dhaka has also been proposed.
Another proposal that came up was establishment of a Bangladesh Bhavan in Shanti Niketan. Bangladesh was been invited to join India' Nalanda University.

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