He conveyed PM Narendra Modi's personal invitation to visit India during a meeting with PM Sheikh Hasina

India-Bangladesh relations are moving from strength to strength under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PM Sheikh Hasina, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said during his visit to Dhaka on Thursday.

He met the Bangladesh PM and conveyed PM Modi's invitation to visit India at her convenience later this year.

Tweeting after the meeting, he wrote, "Thank Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her warm reception. Conveyed personal greetings of PM @narendramodi.

Our bilateral relations are moving from strength to strength under the guidance of the two leaders".

Jaishankar also met Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and discussed the steady progress in the "close neighbourly partnership".

"Positive discussions with Bangladesh FM Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen.

Agreed that our close neighbourly partnership is progressing steadily. Our shared endeavour would be to take it forward.

Looking forwed to hosting him for the Joint Consultative Commission," EAM Jaishankar said on Twitter.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said that the forthcoming visit may be seen in the context of frequent bilateral high-level visits and exchanges particularly as both sides commemorate 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

During his last visit to Bangladesh on March, 2021, EAM Jaishankar had reiterated Bangladesh’s centrality to India’s Neighbourhood First and Act East Policy.

Jaishankar had then held the country to be a key neighbor and valued partner of India not only in South Asia but also the broader Indo-Pacific region.

His visit had set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27 to attend the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence being observed as Mujib Borsho and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations.