PM to visit India in mid-April

23 Feb,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay an official visit to India in the first half of April this year.

It was informed when visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad office here Thursday afternoon.

Briefing reporters after nearly a half an hour meeting, PM's Deputy Press Secretary M Nazrul Islam said the reciprocal visit of Sheikh Hasina will take place in the first half of April.

"Through the visit, the bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh would be strengthened further," the Indian foreign secretary told the Prime Minister.

Indian External Affairs Secretary Jaishankar arrived here today on a two-day tour to finalise the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India and brief Sheikh Hasina about its preparations, sources said.

The visit will mainly focus on mutual interests and development initiatives alongside connectivity, Jaishankar said.

Referring to mutual solution of various problems between the two next door neighbours, including Land Boundary and enclave problems, the Prime Minister said, "We can solve any problem through discussions if we have the good intention."

Hasina underscored the need for increasing connectivity between the countries of this region as well strengthening cooperation in other sectors for the welfare of the people of this region.

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