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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrives in Bangladesh on a 2-day visit

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, arrived in Bangladesh on a two-day visit to the country. He was received by Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen in Dhaka upon his arrival.

During his two-day visit to the country, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla is scheduled to call on Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. He is also scheduled to meet Minister for Road Transport and Bridges and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on December 7, 2021.

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla’s visit to Bangladesh came in amidst the Maitri Diwas celebrations-commemorating 50 years of the establishment of India- Bangladesh diplomatic ties.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the visit will provide an opportunity to review the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries.

Earlier on Monday, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla remarked that India and Bangladesh are committed to continuing the shared fight against terrorism.

“India, Bangladesh share strong commitment to counter destabilizing forces that aid & abate terrorism & radicalization. Strengthening cooperation in tackling new & emerging challenges such as misinformation & disinformation through internet is of the highest importance,” Foreign Secretary said.

During the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Bangladesh, a host number of topics were to be discussed including the preparation for the State Visit of President of India Ram Nath Kovind to Bangladesh from December 15 to 17, 2021.

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Bangladesh:

At the invitation of the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, President Ram Nath Kovind to pay an official visit to Bangladesh from December 15-17, 2021.

During his visit, President Kovind to attend the 50th Victory Day celebrations of Bangladesh and will hold a delegation-level meeting with President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, President Ram Nath Kovind to meet Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen.

Earlier on Monday addressing the event organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in Delhi on the occasion of Maitree Diwas, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the relations between India and Bangladesh do not remain confined to the treaties, MoUs, bilateral agreements that provide a formal structure to working relations between two countries.

“Today relationship has matured taking dynamic, comprehensive, strategic shape, is based on sovereignty, equality & mutual respect.”

She further added that, “Golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations is a milestone in the journey of bilateral relations.

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