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Prime Minister going to India on June 21

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Published: 17:09, 18 June 2024   Update: 18:04, 18 June 2024
Prime Minister going to India on June 21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to Delhi on 21 June on a two-day state visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Sources in the Foreign Ministry indicate that key issues on the agenda include cross-border connectivity initiatives, Indian investments in the Teesta special economic zone, management of Mongla port, and power trade. Additionally, discussions on a potential trade pact are expected. 

This will be the first bilateral visit by any head of government to India after the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed its government for the third consecutive time. Sheikh Hasina was among the dignitaries invited to Modi's swearing-in ceremony on 9 June.

The Modi-Hasina summit on 22 June might also focus on enhancing the defence partnership between the two nations. 

A flight from Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her entourage will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday at about 2 pm, according to the sources in the Foreign Ministry.

The flight will land at Palam Airport, New Delhi at about 4 pm (Delhi time) where high-level dignitary of India and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Md. Mustafizur Rahman will welcome her.

On Saturday morning, the red carpet will be rolled out at Rashtrapati Bhavan to receive Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by her Indian counterpart through a ceremonial reception where the National Anthems of Bangladesh and India will be played. She will also inspect the Guard of Honour.

At 6 pm (Delhi time), the Prime Minister will depart from Palam Airport, New Delhi by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and will land in Dhaka at about 9 pm.

 

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