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NEW DELHI : Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina will begin a four day visit to India from 3 October during which she and prime minister Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate a number of bilateral projects, the Indian foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

This is Sheikh Hasina’s first visit to India since securing a re election win in the 30 December general election as well as the polls in India in April-May that brought prime minister Modi back to power.

Hasina will call on president Ram Nath Kovind as well as hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 October.

“Apart from a number of agreements that are to be exchanged between the sides during the visit, the two Prime Ministers will also jointly inaugurate three bilateral projects via video link," the indian foreign ministry statement said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will also participate in the India Economic Summit organized by the World Economic Forum on 4 October, the statement added.

Ties between the two countries have shown remarkable warmth and growth since India’s parliament ratified the 1974 land boundary pact in 2015 and the two countries signed a fresh agreement. Bangladesh is the recipient of $ 8 billion in lines of credit from India in the past seven years — the largest amount in lines of credit extended to any country by India.

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