Modi's invite for Hasina: Indian Foreign Minister to visit Dhaka April 28
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Dhaka this Thursday (April 28, 2022) to hand over an invitation on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina for an official visit to India.
An announcement was made today by Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in reply to a question from reporters at a function at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
"The External Affairs Minister will travel to Dhaka on Thursday for a day's visit. He will be carrying our Prime Minister's invite to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina for an official visit to India," Shringla said.
Hasina's last official visit to India had taken place in October 2019.
Diplomatic sources said Hasina's forthcoming visit to India could be in June.
Modi had visited Bangladesh in March 2021 and again in March this year when he extended an invitation to Hasina to visit India in 2022 in commemoration of the golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Modi had paid a state visit to Dhaka from 26 to 27 March 2021 to join the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh.