In the letter, which was handed over by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Hasina in Dhaka, Modi has said that he is convinced that the well-being of every nation is linked to its neighbourhood and, therefore, he pay special emphasis on India’s engagement with its neighbours.

"I sincerely hope we can all work together to foster a new era of cooperation and connectivity across the South Asian region, which will ignite our collective surge to prosperity," the Prime Minister wrote.

Modi has emphasized that for India, Bangladesh is ‘not merely a neighbour but a nation with which we share history, culture, civilization, and enduring links between people’.

“The ideals of democracy, secularism, pluralism and rule of law also serve as a link between India and Bangladesh,” the Prime Minister said.

"My Government will apply itself to further accelerating our engagement and strengthening the framework of our relationships, " Modi assured Hasina.

Its worth mentioning that the Prime Minister has accepted Sheikh Hasina`s invitation to visit Bangladesh. He has as well extended an invitation to Sheikh Hasina to visit India at her earliest convenience.


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