Import of power from India and water sharing figured
prominently in the formal talks between foreign minister Dipu Moni and her
Indian counterpart SM Krishna in New Delhi on Tuesday, officials say.
They say India offered to help Bangladesh dredge its ports and rivers.
In a statement, the Bangladedsh mission in New Delhi said both sides discussed
issues of "mutual interest and concern" in detail covering the entire
gamut of bilateral relations.
Apart from sharing waters of common rivers, the statement said, security and
border issues, and need for increased connectivity in the region as a whole,
came up during the meeting at the historic Hyderabad House in the Indian
The ministers also touched on issues of cooperation in the energy sector
including import of power from India, it said.
They discussed Indian assistance for upgradation of the Bangladesh railways and
procurement of locomotives, passenger coaches and buses.