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India-Bangladesh Virtual Summit held

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  • December 21, 2020
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India-Bangladesh Virtual Summit held

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • Indian Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Bangladesh held a Summit in virtual format recently.

Key takeaways 

  • The two sides jointly inaugurated the Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition.
  • They jointly inaugurated a railway link between Haldibari in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh during the summit.
  • Haldibari – Chilahati route will be beneficial for transit into Bangladesh from Assam and West Bengal.
  • They also agreed to hold an early meeting of the Joint Boundary Conference to prepare a new set of strip maps along the stretch of Icchamati, Kalindi, Raimongol and the Hariabhanga Rivers.
  • Beautification and city development project in Rajshahi City was also inaugurated. 
  • Construction of Khalishpur Collegiate Girl’s School in Khulna was inaugurated as well.

List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the Summit:

  • Framework of Understanding on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector
  • MoU regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Development Projects through Local Bodies and other Public Sector Institutions
  • Protocol on Transboundary Elephant Conservation
  • MoU for Supply of Equipment & Improvement of Garbage/Solid Waste Disposal Ground at Lamchori Area for Barishal City Corporation
  • MoU on Cooperation in the field of Agriculture
  • MoU between Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh and the National Museum, New Delhi, India
  • Terms of Reference of India-Bangladesh CEO’s Forum

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