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05:34 PM, March 03, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:45 PM, March 03, 2021

Indian External Affairs Minister set for official visit to Bangladesh tomorrow

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Bangladesh tomorrow to do the ground work for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country later this month.

During the visit, Jaishankar will meet Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and will also call upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, India's Ministry of External Affairs announced today, according to our New Delhi correspondent.

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"This visit of External Affairs Minister to Bangladesh follows on the PM-level virtual summit held between two countries on December 17, 2020 and will also provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress in bilateral relations," a statement issued by the ministry said.

Hasina and Modi had held a virtual summit on December 17 when they jointly flagged off the train service between Haldibari and Chilahati.

Jaishankar and Momen are expected to take an overview of bilateral MoUs that are likely to be signed during Indian PM's visit to Dhaka on March 26-27 on the occasion of the 50th year of Bangladesh's independence and Mujib Borsho.

During his Bangladesh visit, Modi is likely to visit Bangabandhu's memorial in Tungipara.

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