Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur today said that India and Bangladesh enjoy strong and historic ties and they will be further strengthened.
He said this, after meeting his Bangladesh counterpart Dr Hasan Mahmud in New Delhi.
Mr Thakur also said, Bangladesh and India share historic ties. Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of liberation and India is also celebrating 75 years of independence.
Both the leaders discussed a range of issues, including people to people exchanges, IFFI, bilateral films production amongst others.
Mr Thakur expressed satisfaction over the production of the movie Bangabandhu on the life and times of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He mentioned that major part of the production has been completed and the production is likely to be over by March next year.
During the meeting, it was also agreed to pro-actively pursue production of the documentary film on Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.
The discussions also took place on strengthening of ties between the two countries in the areas of digital entertainment and screening of films of each other’s country through mutual exchange.
The two Ministers also discussed about the celebration of Maitri Diwas on coming 6th December for which a mutually accepted Action Plan would be detailed and carried out.
Mr Thakur thanked the Government of Bangladesh for its active participation in 51st IFFI held in January this year and invited renewed participation in 52nd IFFI to be held in Goa in November.
Dr. Hasan Mahmud thanked Anurag Thakur for hosting him and his team to discuss the matters of mutual interest and cooperation.
He appreciated the pro-active steps taken by the Indian Government and made special mention of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in March this year.