Foreign Secretary of India, Dr. S. Jaishankarcame to Dhaka today at the invitation of Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. ShahidulHaque. The visit of the Indian Foreign Secretary was keeping with the practice of close consultations and exchanges between the two friendly neighbouring countries. Dr. Jaishankar called on the Hon’ble Prime Minister this afternoon. Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Md. ShahriarAlam was also present during the meeting. The Indian Foreign Secretary held a bilateral discussion in the evening with his Bangladesh counterpart Mr. Md. ShahidulHaque, who later hosted a dinner for the visiting Foreign Secretary.
The Indian Foreign Secretary conveyed invitation of the Indian Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for a State visit to India in April 2017. He also reiterated Indian government’s support to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Bangladesh. Hon’ble Prime Minister appreciated India’s cooperation in various important sectors including power and energy, capacity building and development partnership.
During the meeting, the two Foreign Secretaries discussed the agenda and programme of the forthcoming State visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to India. They also reviewed the whole range of issues of mutual interest. They expressed satisfaction at the progress of existing cooperation between the two countries. They agreed to further deepen the cooperation across some new and innovative areas. Dr. Jaishankar is scheduled to leave Dhaka tomorrow morning.