New Delhi, India (BBN)-Ahead of his two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he was certain that his visit would also be beneficial for the “larger good of the South Asian neighbourhood”.
In a Facebook post, Modi said, “It is with a great sense of enthusiasm and delight that I visit a nation with which India’s ties have been very strong”.
“I am certain my visit will be beneficial for the people of both our nations and in the larger good of the South Asian neighbourhood,” he noted.
Giving details of his itinerary, the PM said that besides the formal talks and signing of agreements, there will be plaques of railway, cultural and road projects unveiled at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Office.
These projects will be completed under Indian grants, reports The New Indian Express.
“Similarly, plaques for various development projects will be unveiled at the New Chancery,” he said.
According to the PM, he will be receiving the Award of Liberation War Honour on behalf of Atal Behari Vajpayee.
“Atal ji, as Foreign Minister and as PM, laid great emphasis on strong ties with Bangladesh and had visited Dhaka in 1999,” said Modi.
Referring to the passage of Constitutional amendment by Parliament to implement Land Boundary Agreement, he said, “The ratification marks a watershed moment in our ties with Bangladesh”.
“I must highlight the support of political parties as well as the CMs of various states that led to the smooth passage of this amendment Bill,” said the PM.