PM to visit Bangladesh on March 26-27, 1st foreign trip after Covid-19 outbreak

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PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first foreign visit since the Covid-19 outbreak last year to Bangladesh during March 26-27.

PM Modi, who is visiting at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, will participate in the commemoration of three events – Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 50 years of diplomatic ties, and 50 years of Bangladesh’s war of liberation.

During the visit, Prime Minister will attend the National Day programme of Bangladesh on March 26, as the guest of honour, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Besides holding bilateral consultations with Hasina, PM Modi will also hold talks with President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and foreign minister AK Abdul Momen.

PM Modi last visited Bangladesh in 2015 though Modi and Hasina have interacted virtually several times during the pandemic.

“The visit of the Prime Minister to Bangladesh will be the first visit to a foreign country since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic. This highlights the priority India attaches to Bangladesh,” the ministry stated.