B’desh media describes Modi’s visit as ‘historic’

Dhaka had a festive look with streets adorned with life-size cutouts of Modi, WB CM Mamata Banerjee and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina.

June 06, 2015 09:51 am | Updated 09:53 am IST - Dhaka

Bangladeshi media today described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country as “historic” and “a visit of high hopes”.

The leading dailies of Bangladesh are all agog about the two-day visit.

Dailies and news channels gave wide coverage to Modi’s visit that began today as news was accompanied with photographs of Modi and his schedule and deals that are expected to be signed.

“Modi flies in Today, Hopes so High,” said a banner headline of The Daily Star . “A visit of High Hopes,” said a headline of leading Bengali daily Prothome Alo .

“Dhaka ready to welcome Modi, both sides upbeat major breakthroughs expected,” said the Daily Observer. “Modi arrives today on very meaningful visit,” said the Independent .

The capital city Dhaka had a festive look with streets adorned with life-size cutouts of Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Describing Bangladesh as an “exceptional neighbour”, India yesterday said Prime Minister Modi’s “historic” visit will help the two sides to consolidate and deepen cooperation in key areas of power, energy and connectivity.

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