PM Modi Arrives In Bangladesh, Welcomed By Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first foreign diplomatic visit since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in India last year.

Over the next two days, the Prime Minister is set to hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, and will also participate in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the nation, and Sheikh Mujib ur Rahman’s 100th birth anniversary.

On the eve of his visit, PM Modi said he would hold “substantive discussions” with Hasina over the next two days. He is also expected to call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid during the visit.

“I am happy that my first foreign visit after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic will be to our friendly neighbouring country, with which India shares deep cultural, linguistic and people-to-people ties,” PM Modi said in his departure statement.

A range of pacts will be signed, and new announcements for bolstering cooperation in several areas will be made during his two-day visit, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

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