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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reiterated her country’s eagerness to import hydro-electricity from Bhutan through India when Bhutanese Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay met her in New Delhi.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh and her Bhutanese counterpart were in New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of  Narendra Modi as the prime minister of India for a third consecutive term.

During a media briefing after the meeting, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said that import of hydroelectricity from Bhutan will require a tripartite agreement involving India and we have already brought the matter to India’s attention.

Hasan said Bhutan is eagerly waiting to export hydroelectricity to Bangladesh. He also said both the countries have reiterated their commitment of enhancing the existing multifaceted relations.

Sheikh Hasina said Bhutan has a special place in the hearts of all Bangladeshis as it had first recognized Bangladesh as an independent nation after the 1971 Liberation War, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).

She laid emphasis on proper utilization of the allocated land for Bhutan at the Special Economic Zone in Kurigram, Bangladesh and hoped Bhutan will make industries there. The Premier sought for more Bhutanese investment in Bangladesh, reports BSS.

By, Navalsang Parmar, Dhaka

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