Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay a state visit to India from September 5 to September 8, an official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that during her visit, Hasina will meet President Draupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and hold bilateral consultations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will call on the Prime Minister. He is also likely to visit Ajmer.
The Bangladesh government said that during her stay in India, Hasina hopes to provide the Mujeeb Scholarship, an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, for the 200 Indian Armed Forces personnel who were martyred and seriously injured during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 2001. descendants, the Bangladesh government said.
Hasina last visited New Delhi in October 2019.
“In recent years, both sides have maintained a high level of partnership, including at the highest level. The forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will further strengthen the multi-faceted ties between the two countries based on strong historical and cultural ties and mutual trust and understanding. ,” said the Ministry of External Affairs.
The Bangladesh government said Hasina will lead a high-level delegation that includes several ministers, advisers, secretaries, and senior government officials.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by representatives of business bodies from Bangladesh during the visit. The government said Hasina will also attend a business event organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is paying this state visit to India after a long gap of three years as she last visited in 2019 before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit is important for both Bangladesh and India as it will open new avenues of cooperation between the two friendly countries.