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Sushma Swaraj meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Sushma Swaraj meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

India Blooms News Service | | 22 Oct 2017, 06:42 pm
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IBNS): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

"Relationship with Bangladesh of utmost priority! EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM Bangladesh SheikhHasina Discusses ways to deepen partnership," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj apprised PM #SheikhHasina of the productive discussions at the JCC and tangible progress made since her visit to India," he said.

The two leaders discussed the issue of Rohingya people arriving in Myanmar to Bangladesh.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj discussed situation arising out of influx of displaced persons from Rakhine State and need for an early & lasting solution," Kumar posted.

Swaraj on Sunday reached Dhaka city to commence her two-day visit to Bangladesh.

Sushma Swaraj's Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali received her at the  Bangabandhu Air Base.

She is visiting the country at the invitation of Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh.

During the visit, EAM and the Bangladesh Foreign Minister will co-chair the 4th meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, read a statement issued by the MEA.

EAM is expected to meet the Bangladeshi leadership and also interact with the representatives of leading Bangladeshi think tanks, chambers of commerce and industry and cultural organisations.

This his is the second visit of EAM to Bangladesh and comes soon after the State visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India in April 2017.

The visit is expected to afford an opportunity for review of the excellent bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh and further strengthening of these ties.


Image: Raveesh Kumar Twitter page