President Kovind to visit Bangladesh for country’s 50th victory day celebrations
Bangladesh is a major pillar of India’s Neighbourhood First Policy
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Bangladesh from December 15 to 17 to attend the country’s 50th Victory Day celebrations.
Bangladesh is a major pillar of India’s Neighbourhood First Policy and the upcoming visit of the President on this historic occasion is a reflection of the high priority that both countries attach to the bilateral relationship.
During the visit, the President will hold a delegation level meeting with President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister of Bangladesh AK Abdul Momen will call on the Indian President.
The visit comes at the invitation of President Hamid, said a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid a State Visit to Bangladesh from March 26 to 27, 2021.
He had joined the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh.
The MEA mentioned that India and Bangladesh share progressive, comprehensive and substantial cooperation in diverse areas ranging from security, border management & defence, water resources, trade, transport & connectivity, health, culture & people-to-people ties, energy & power to development partnership and sub-regional cooperation.
Both countries have closely cooperated in addressing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, it noted.
The upcoming visit of the President on this historic occasion is a reflection of the high priority that both countries attach to the bilateral relationship.
It also reaffirms the shared desire of both countries to further consolidate and strengthen the multifaceted and irreversible partnership, based on historical and cultural ties, mutual trust and understanding, the statement further said.