Dhaka – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to arrive in Dhaka on March 17 to join the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s independence architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a senior Bangladeshi diplomat said on Sunday.
“He is likely to be in Dhaka on March 17. The date for his visit is yet to finalize,” Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen said in Dhaka.
As the Indian Foreign Secretary Harsha Vardan Shringla is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Monday, it is likely that the timeline for Indian Prime Minister’s visit will be finalized.
The main event of the yearlong celebration of birth cinerary of Bangladesh will be organized in Dhaka on March 17.
The main focus of Narendra Modi’s visit will be on “Mujib Borsho (Mujib Year)” celebration. But, Modi is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, the foreign secretary said.
Prior to his visit, Indian external affairs secretary Shringla is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Monday. He will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Abul Kalam Abdul Momen and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen Momen to get a final touch to the Indian Prime Minister’s programme in Dhaka.
Shringla will also deliver a keynote speech at a seminar jointly organised by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi will address the seminar titled “Bangladesh and India: A Promising Future” as the chief guest.
The Indian foreign secretary will leave Dhaka on Tuesday.