Aiming to pump oil to Bangladesh with a capacity of 1 million metric tonnes per annum, India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement on a 129.5 km oil pipeline deal.
The deal was one among the six Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) which New Delhi and Dhaka signed after talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries at State Guest House Padma in the Bangladeshi capital.
On the issue of Rohingyas, Gokhale said India would extend full supports to any efforts for resolving the long-standing Rohingya crisis while his country highly appreciated Bangladesh’s humanitarian gesture in supporting lakhs of displaced persons from the Rakhine state of Myanmar.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, ‘India has been fully supportive of the efforts being made to resolve the crisis, including early repatriation of the displaced people’, he said in a written statement following signing of the six MoUs here.
Gokhale said the India on her part sent relief materials for 300,000 Rohingyas in September last year under ‘Operation Insaniyat’ to support Bangladesh in its humanitarian efforts while he simultaneously announced the second phase of such assistance.