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PM Modi meets Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid

IANS 07 Jun 2015, 14:09:08 PM IST

Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid at Bangabhawan in Dhaka.“A warmth that brings two nations together. PM@narendramodi and President Abdul Hamid confer at Bangabhawan,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, tweeted.

The prime minister was accompanied by Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar during the meeting.Earlier on Sunday, the second and last day of his visit to Bangladesh, Modi visited the Sri Temple Dhakeswari at Lalbagh in Dhaka.

After offering prayers at the temple, Modi met members of the management committee and other senior members. Modi was offered a memento by the temple authorities.

Modi then visited the Ramkrishna Mission at Gopibagh, where he spoke to the senior monks, and posed for photographs with the saffron-robed monks of the Ramakrishna Mission order.

Later, he inaugurated the new Indian high commission chancery complex at Baridhara where he also launched six projects undertaken with grant-in-aid from India.

"Reaching out to Bangladesh directly. PM inaugurated 6 projects undertaken with grant in aid & interacts w/ beneficiaries," Swarup tweeted.

The six projects are: the India-Bangladesh Maitri Girls Hostel, Victoria College, Narail; construction of third floor of Blind Education & Rehabilitation Development Organisation, Mirpur, Dhaka; sewage treatment plant snd waste water treatment plant, Kumudini Hospital, Mirzapur, Tangail; establishment of Hindi department, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka; recording studio, music department, University of Dhaka and assistance to department of dance, University of Dhaka.