Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visit India from September 5 to September 8, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. The Bangladesh Prime Minister will call on President Draupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar during her visit. She will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his visit to New Delhi, Prime Minister Hasina will also meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Hasina is also likely to visit Ajmer Sharif. She last visited India in October 2019.
The visit will strengthen the multi-faceted relations between the two countries.
Giving details of Hasina’s visit to India, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the PM’s visit to Bangladesh will strengthen the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries, which is based on historical and cultural ties and mutual trust and understanding. The Daily Star reported that earlier in June, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen had also said that PM Hasina may visit New Delhi in the first week of September. Momen said the two countries are in discussions to finalize the date in early September for Sheikh Hasina’s visit to New Delhi.
Hasina wanted to come India before the 77th session of UNGA
He further said that the Bangladesh side stated that date in the first week of September and or in the first 10 days of September would be convenient. However, Bangladesh’s foreign minister at the time said that the date would be finalized soon through discussions so that the visit could take place before the start of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The 77th session of the UNGA will begin on September 13 this year. Momen said Bangladesh and India have decided to implement bilateral decisions ahead of Hasina’s visit to India.
The solidarity shown over unprecedented floods in northern Bangladesh
On June 18, Momen visited India on a three-day official visit to the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) between the two countries. At the 7th JCC meeting, Jaishankar expressed solidarity with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen over the unprecedented floods in northern Bangladesh and said India stands ready to assist the country in relief efforts.
S Jaishankar and Abdul Momen met in Guwahati
S Jaishankar and Abdul Momen last met at the inaugural session of the NADI Summit 2022 ‘Asian Sangam River Summit 2022’ in Guwahati. Recalling his meeting with his counterpart in Guwahati, Jaishankar said, “I think it was something that we were able to demonstrate in many ways both outside Delhi and outside our capitals.