Bangladesh PM accorded ceremonial welcome

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Bangladesh PM accorded ceremonial welcome

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Saturday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Hasina. She was then accorded the ceremonial guard of honour.

In a special gesture on Friday, Modi personally received his Bangladeshi couterpart at the airport. Hasina is on a four-day official visit to India.

This is her first bilateral visit to India in seven years. She last visited the country in January 2010.

Modi and Hasina will hold a bilateral summit on Saturday following which over 20 agreements, including a civil nuclear and two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on defence cooperation, were expected to be signed.

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