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Shringla in Bangladesh, discusses bilateral issues with minister

Dhaka, December 7

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday called on Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen with both reviewing wide-ranging and growing cooperation between the two countries in an array of fields.

Shringla, who arrived here on a two-day official visit, also met his counterpart Masud Bin Momen and discussed progress in bilateral ties on all fronts.

During the meeting with his counterpart, Shringla discussed “progress in bilateral ties on all fronts in this special year marking 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh”, the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh tweeted.

Earlier, Shringla was received by the Bangladesh Foreign Secretary upon arrival at the airport in the capital. He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday. He is also expected to meet Road Transport and Bridges Minister and ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader.

The visit to Bangladesh will provide an opportunity to review the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries, said an Indian External Affairs Ministry statement in New Delhi. The visit will also help prepare the ground for the state visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Bangladesh from December 15 to 17, it added. India and Bangladesh observed ‘Maitri Diwas’ on Monday. — PTI

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