Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit India in October

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 01, 2019, 12.30 PM(IST)

File photo: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The visit comes a week after PM Modi met Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly. 

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India from October 3rd to 6th, making it her first visit to India after her massive election victory last year. 

October 5 will be the main day of engagement and Hasina will be the main speaker at the World Economic Forum's 33rd India Economic Summit in Delhi.

The visit comes a week after PM Modi met Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New York on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly. 

A Ministry of External Affairs release said, "The two leaders reviewed the excellent state of bilateral relations and cooperation, and agreed to maintain the momentum to take the India-Bangladesh relationship to new heights".

Both the leaders "reiterated their zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and violent extremism" and "agreed that a strong partnership in security had built trust and confidence between the two countries".

Sheikh Hasina also participated in the special commemorative event organised by India to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi at the United Nations last Tuesday.

There have been a number of high-level engagements between the two countries. PM Modi visited the country in 2015, which was followed by PM Hasina's India visit in 2016 for BRICS-BIMSTEC Summit in 2016 and a state visit in 2017. PM Hasina again visited in India in 2018 for the joint inauguration of Bangladesh Bhaban at Santiniketan University. During her visit, she was awarded a Doctor of Literature (D.Lit) degree by Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol.
 
PM Modi was one of the first global leaders to congratulate PM Hasina for her election victory on December 30, 2018. Last month, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the country and met the top leadership.

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