Narendra Modi phones Sheikh Hasina



Special Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Dhaka and New Delhi today pledged to work together to boost food production to offset the possible food crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (April 29) afternoon, according to PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.

During the 12-minute telephonic conversation, he said, both the leaders mentioned that their governments have taken initiatives to increase food production to face the possible food crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If need we will work together to this end, the two premiers said.

So, all the countries of the region will have to work in unison to deal with the situation, she said.

The two leaders appreciated the steps taken by both the countries to combat the pandemic and reiterated their commitment to work together to this end.

Sheikh Hasina extended her thanks to Narendra Modi for sending medicines and other medical equipment to Bangladesh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.