The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that this visit is important for both Bangladesh and India. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India will open new doors of cooperation between the two friendly countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this information in a circular on Thursday (September 1). It said that this visit is important for both Bangladesh and India. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India on September 5-8 at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier, the Prime Minister visited India in 2019.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit will further strengthen multifaceted relations between the two countries based on strong historical and cultural ties and mutual trust and understanding.
The Prime Minister will lead a high-level delegation on the visit, which includes several ministers, advisers, secretaries and senior officials. The representatives of business organizations of Bangladesh will also accompany the Prime Minister during this visit.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be formally welcomed by the President of India Draupadi Murmu during the visit, at which time she will be given a formal guard of honour. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will reach Delhi on September 5. On that day, he will have a courtesy meeting with the Indian guests at the Bangladesh Embassy in Delhi.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 6, the second day of her visit to Delhi. Before that, he will pay homage at Mahatma Gandhi’s tomb at Rajghat in Delhi.
Sheikh Hasina will also attend the state lunch hosted by the Prime Minister of India. During the visit, the Indian Foreign Minister and other dignitaries will pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister. A number of agreements and understandings are expected to be signed during the Prime Minister’s visit.
India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Ministry of External Affairs said. There is also a possibility of Hasina’s visit to Ajmer. During the visit, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address Indian businessmen at a function organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce on September 7. He will visit the shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif in the afternoon of the same day. The Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Jaipur for Dhaka the next day on September 8.
During the visit, he is expected to present an initiative of the Bangladesh government to the descendants of 200 members of the Indian Armed Forces who were martyred and seriously injured during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The Prime Minister is scheduled to return to Dhaka on September 8.