Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be starting his two-day visit to Bangladesh today. It is his foreign trip since the emergence of Covid-19. Soon after reaching Bangladesh he will attend an event at National Martyr’s Memorial in Bangladesh capital Dhaka at 10:50 AM. Thereafter, he will be meeting the Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at 3:15 pm.
At 3:45 he will again attend the National Day Programme and later at 7:45 pm he will inaugurate Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition.
Before leaving to Bangladesh, PM Modi said that he is looking forward for “substantive discussions” with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
“I look forward to my participation at the National Day celebrations tomorrow, which will also commemorate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu was one of the tallest leaders of the last century, whose life and ideals continue to inspire millions,” said Modi in a tweet.
He will also pay his tributes to the Bangabandhu’s Samadhi in Tungipara.
“I am particularly looking forward to my interaction with representatives of the Matua community at Orakandi, from where Sri Harichandra Thakur ji disseminated his pious message. I will be having substantive discussions with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, following our very productive virtual meeting in December last year. I also look forward to my meeting with His Excellency President Abdul Hamid, and to interactions with other Bangladeshi dignitaries,” said PM Modi.
He also said, “My visit will not only be an occasion to convey appreciation for Bangladesh`s remarkable economic and developmental strides under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s visionary leadership, but also to commit India`s abiding support for these achievements”. I will also extend my support to Bangladesh to battle against Covid-19.
“The people of Bangladesh welcome the visit of Prime Minister Modi. During his visit, the Prime Minister will also interact with diverse groups of Bangladesh`s polity and society,” said AK Abdul.