On September 8, the eve of the two-day G20 Summit, the highly anticipated bilateral meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take place in New Delhi.
Our New Delhi reporter, citing diplomatic sources in both nations yesterday, reported that the meeting would take place at the official house of the Indian PM, hours after Hasina’s arrival in New Delhi to attend the summit as a special invitee of host India.
According to Bangladesh’s foreign secretary, Masud Bin Momen, the Teesta and Ganges water-sharing concerns, along with other matters of mutual interest, are anticipated to come up at the meeting. Hasina is slated to meet with Modi at approximately 4:00 p.m. local time after arriving in New Delhi at around 1:30 p.m. local time.
On September 10, the final day of the summit of the heads of the biggest economies in the world, Hasina will fly back to Dhaka. While attending the recent BRICS conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Hasina and Modi had a brief, unofficial discussion.
Ahead of Bangladesh’s general election, the meeting between Hasina and Modi in New Delhi is considered significant. During her visit to Delhi, Hasina will meet with the Saudi crown prince in a few other bilateral encounters.