Sheikh Hasina invites Indian investors to Bangladesh

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When India became independent, along with our independence, that part got separated from us. He said, India is working with Bangladesh in new areas such as hydrocarbons. On the Teesta issue, Hasina said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again reiterated his government's strong resolve to conclude the water-sharing treaty as soon as possible.

Hinting indirectly at Pakistan, Advani further said that he wishes to build similar relations with "that country", which India shares with Bangladesh. "Our relations are very good...one that can not ever be spoilt", the Bangladesh Prime Minister said, recalling the sacrifices of Indian servicemen in the country's Liberation War of 1971 at an interactive session here organised by industry chambers Ficci, CII and Assocham. However, a deal on the sharing of the waters of the Teesta river, which is so crucial to Bangladesh, continues to be elusive.

"We have amicably settled Land Boundary and Maritime Boundary", she added while reiterating her appreciation for leaders of all political parties and members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha of India for their unanimous support for the Land Boundary Agreement.

"We strongly believe our common water resources must act as a uniting force".

The two countries also signed a historic civil nuclear cooperation agreement while Modi assured Hasina of an "early solution" to the Teesta waters sharing issue.

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This was Hasina's first tour to India during the tenure of Modi-led government. "Once it happens, the phase of Indo-Bangladesh relations will undergo another transformation", she said.

Hasina said she does not know how Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee would react to her submission about the pact. "I assure them all facilities", she said.

PM Sheikh Hasina is in New Delhi on a four-day state visit.

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