Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Bangladesh tour
Dhaka Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Tuesday . During this time the two discussed security issues of mutual interest, cooperation in controlling the Corona virus epidemic and measures to bring the economy back on track in the post-Kovid-19 world. Shringla, who arrived in Dhaka on a brief visit to Bangladesh earlier in the day, met Prime Minister Hasina here at her official residence, Ganbhavan. The interview between the two lasted for an hour. Sources said, "It was a wonderful meeting." According to sources, Hasina has not met any foreign guests during the last few months. This is Shringla's second visit to Bangladesh after becoming Foreign Secretary. Earlier he came here in March.
Sources said that Hasina praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy of "sending someone to maintain the basic premise, sending messages and ensuring how the relationship can be taken forward". According to the sources, during the interview, the two sides jointly developed development partnerships, connectivity, ways to get the economy back in the post-Kovid-19 world, cooperation on Kovid-19 aid, the birth centenary of Hasina's father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Discussed topics like persuasion. Prime Minister Hasina thanked India for delivering the rail engine during this period. India had given 10 rail locomotives to Bangladesh last month. Rohingya case was also discussed in the meeting. According to the Bangladeshi media news, an Indian Air Force plane carrying Shringla landed at Dhaka airport at around 11:30 am on Tuesday. The visit focuses on strengthening relations between the two countries.
La can also meet Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momin and his counterpart Masood bin Momin. A Bangladesh Foreign Ministry official said, he may hold bilateral talks with our Foreign Secretary Masood bin Momin on Wednesday. The Indian High Commission issued a statement without giving any detailed information, saying, "The Foreign Secretary of India will be visiting Bangladesh from 18-19 August 2020 to discuss issues of mutual interest and enhance cooperation." At the same time, Masood told reporters that he expected to discuss various bilateral issues, especially the possible cooperation on the Kovid-19 status and access to the Kovid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University in Britain. According to the news of the Dhaka Tribune, a diplomatic source said that the Indian Foreign Secretary will discuss ways to further strengthen relations between the two countries in the coming days.