Brief exchange of greetings between Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged brief greetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday.

After taking oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term, foreign leaders including the Prime Minister of Bangladesh greeted Modi one by one on the swearing-in platform.

Modi extended his hand to Sheikh Hasina and they shook hands as the Bangladeshi prime minister, dressed in a light purple sari, approached her Indian counterpart.

In a brief meeting, the two leaders inquired about each other.

Modi then accompanied Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Rashtrapati Bhavan banquet hall and attended a dinner hosted by President Draupadi Murmur.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with her daughter Saima Wazed attended the swearing-in ceremony as the third foreign leader at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Top leaders of Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, Mauritius and Sicily also attended Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. The event saw a record attendance of more than 8 thousand dignitaries.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh arrived in New Delhi on Saturday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Modi cabinet. He is expected to leave the Indian capital for Dhaka this afternoon.