Bangladesh envoy discusses PM’s Dhaka visit with Jaishankar

India Muhammad Imran with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

New Delhi (NVI): Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran today met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh next month.

PM Modi is set to visit the neighbouring country on March 17 to attend the 100th-anniversary celebration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to be held in Dhaka.

Also known as Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu was born in Tungipara of Gopalganj on March 17, 1920.

Bangladesh will start off the formal celebration of the centenary, known as Mujib Satoborsha 2020-21, on March 17 marking the birthday of Bangabandhu, who led Bangladesh’s 1971 War of Liberation.

During the meeting with Bangladesh envoy today, EAM Jaishankar said Indians remember Bangabandhu with profound respect.

The External Affairs Minister also expressed satisfaction at the robust bilateral relations existing between the two neighbours. “There are lots of respect and goodwill for Bangladeshis in India,” he told the ambassador.

Muhammad Imran also conveyed Dhaka’s appreciation for India’s friendly gesture to evacuate several Bangladeshis stranded in China’s Huwai province in the wake of an outbreak of coronavirus.

Jaishankar assured Imran of his fullest cooperation during his tenure as Bangladesh envoy in India. The envoy also assured Jaishankar of doing his best to take the bilateral relations to a greater height during his tenure.