Indian foreign secy meets PM, reaffirms deeper economic partnership
Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra today called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka and reaffirmed his country's support for wider and deeper development and economic partnership with Bangladesh.
"Foreign Secretary @AmbVMKwatra paid a courtesy call on Hon'ble Prime Minister H.E Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. FS conveyed warm wishes of PM @narendramodi to PM H.E Sheikh Hasina and reaffirmed India's support for wider and deeper development & economic partnership with Bangladesh," the Indian High Commission in Dhaka tweeted.
Kwatra reached Dhaka last evening from Kathmandu on a two-day visit.
Earlier in the day, the Indian foreign secretary held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Masud Bin Momen, reports The Hindu.
During the meeting, both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral partnership including political, security, trade, investment, defence, connectivity, water, power and sub-regional cooperation," the Indian mission tweeted.
They also agreed to maintain close engagement in the context of Bangladesh's participation as a guest country during India's G20 Presidency, the report said.
Earlier, Kwatra called on Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and held "productive exchange of views on further strengthening the wide-ranging partnership between India and Bangladesh," according to separate tweets by the Indian high commission.
The Indian Foreign Secretary held a separate meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen and they called for deeper collaboration between the two friendly countries.
Later, the two foreign secretaries led their respective delegations at the Foreign Office Consultations when both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral partnership including political, security, trade, investment, defence, connectivity, water, power and sub-regional cooperation.
They also agreed to maintain close engagement in the context of Bangladesh's participation as a guest country at the G20 summit in September this year when Sheikh Hasina is expected to be present.
This is Kwatra's maiden visit to Bangladesh after assuming charge as the foreign secretary on May 1 last year.