Dhaka- Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Monday to hold meeting with his counterpart and finalize timetable for Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s visit to New Delhi tentatively in October, officials said.
Jaishankar is expected to hold meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Kalam Abdul Momen on Tuesday morning. The two ministers will address a joint news conference after the meeting at State Guest House Jamuna in the noon-time, according to Bangladeshi foreign ministry.
During his three-day visit to Bangladesh for the first time since he assume office of the Indian external affairs ministry, Jaishankar will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Hasina is scheduled to visit India in October, the government announced earlier.
He will visit the Bangabandhu Museum on Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in the morning of August 20 to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
A career diplomat, Jaishankar was made external affairs minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet on May 30 after the Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide parliamentary majority.
Earlier he served as India’s foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018. Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 he swerved India as the high commissioner to Singapore and the ambassador to China and the US.
Jaishankar is credited for helping resolve the Doklam stand-off through negotiations with China. He also played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement that was signed by the UPA government in 2007.
After his retirements from the Indian foreign services in 2018, he had taken over as the Tata Group’s president of Global Corporate Affairs. He was honoured with Indian civilian award Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind in March 2019.