Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are holding bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in the Indian capital as the two countries seek enhanced cooperation.

The delegation level talks will be followed by signing of several instruments between the two countries.

Issues related to security cooperation, investment, enhanced trade relations, power and energy sector cooperation, water sharing of common rivers, water resources management, border management, combating drug smuggling an human trafficking will get priority during the talks between PM Hasina and her Indian counterpart Modi, officials said.

Bangladesh and India are likely to sign seven MoUs on water management, railway, science and technology, and information and broadcasting.

PM Hasina and Modi had a one-to-one meeting before the delegation level talks.

After his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the "warmth and frequency" of their leadership level contacts is a testimony to their close neighborly partnership.

India says the visit will mark a "new chapter" in the ever deepening Indo-Bangladesh ties under the astute leadership of PM Hasina and her counterpart Narendra Modi.

Foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen said purchasing surplus fuel from India will be discussed today (September 6, 2022).

"We can get India's surplus fuel, under favorable terms. We will, of course, consider that," Masud said while speaking to reporters after Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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