President Ram Nath Kovind is visiting Bangladesh to attend the 50th Victory Day celebrations of the South Asian country

President Ram Nath Kovind on his three-day state visit to Bangladesh on Wednesday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and reviewed progress in the multifaceted and comprehensive bilateral ties.

At the invitation of the President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, the President of India, is paying a state visit to Bangladesh from December 15 to 17 to attend the 50th Victory Day celebrations of Bangladesh.

A tweet by Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi on Wednesday said, “PM Sheikh Hasina called on President Kovind.”

“Both sides reviewed progress in the multifaceted & comprehensive bilateral ties,” it stated.

“The two leaders also recalled the spirit of 1971 Liberation War and expressed satisfaction at the joint celebration of #MaitriDiwas,” Bagchi’s tweet added.

Earlier in the day, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen called on the visiting Indian President and apprised him of the excellent progress in bilateral cooperation and of future joint projects, including in the area of connectivity.

President Kovind began his three-day state visit by paying tributes at the National Martyrs’ Memorial to the brave hearts of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. Later, he went to the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum where he paid homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Bangabandhu Memorial bears testimony to the life and work of the beloved Father of Bangladesh, particularly poignant given the ongoing celebrations of Mujib Borsho.

Paying his tributes at the memorial President wrote: “May the spirit of those who sacrificed their lives to realise the ideals of the Liberation War continue to guide our thoughts and actions.”