By SAT News Desk
India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. Dr. S Jaishankar is in Bangladesh to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh. He will also hold talks with his counterpart, Bangladesh’s foreign minister A.K. Abdul Momen about the progress of bilateral ties between the two countries.
Prime Minister Modi is likely to pay a two-day visit (March 26-27) to Bangladesh to participate in the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.
ANI reports the Indian Minister in Dhaka said, “This is a difficult time for all of us because of COVID. For us, it was important that we are partnering with you in your health and economic recovery. The largest number of vaccines shipped by India to any foreign country so far – 9 million – has been to Bangladesh”. He also said Bangladesh is central to India’s neighborhood first policy, reports DD India.
Dr. S Jaishankar later inaugurated the new Indian Cultural Centre, the Baridhara Diplomatic Area of Dhaka.
- Inputs from ANI, DD India and PBNS.