Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday landed in Dhaka on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first international trip since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic last year. During his visit, PM Modi will attend the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the country’s independence, the birth centenary of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and hold talks with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
After receiving the ceremonial guard of honour at the airport, PM Modi visited the National Martyr’s memorial at Savar, Dhaka and paid homage to those who died in the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence. He also planted a sapling of the Arjuna tree there.
“I pay my heartfelt tribute to the patriot martyrs of Bangladesh, whose glorious sacrifices enabled the birth of this great nation,” PM Modi said in his message in the visitors’ book at the memorial.
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PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen hold talks in Dhaka.
PM Modi meets political leaders of Bangladesh
PM Narendra Modi meets political leaders from 14-party alliance along with convener. Discussions centred on diverse issues of our bilateral relations.
PM Modi’s message at National Martyrs’ Memorial
“I pay my heartfelt tribute to the patriot martyrs of Bangladesh, whose glorious sacrifices enabled the birth of this great nation,” PM Modi said in his message in the visitors’ book at National Martyrs’ Memorial in Dhaka.
PM Modi visits National Martyrs’ Memorial in Dhaka
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited National Martyrs’ Memorial, Savar in Dhaka. PM Modi also planted a sapling here.
PM Modi exchanges pleasantries with Sheikh Hasina
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PM Modi arrives in Bangladesh
PM Narendra Modi arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a two-day visit to Bangladesh during which he will attend the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the country’s independence, the birth centenary of Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and hold talks with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
PM Modi leaves for Bangladesh on two-day visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Bangladesh on Friday on a two-day visit during which he will take part in a wide range of programmes aimed at furthering cooperation between the two countries.
Prior to his departure, Prime Minister Modi said that he looks forward to having “substantive discussions” with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He will also call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid during the visit. “I look forward to my participation at the National Day celebrations tomorrow, which will also commemorate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu was one of the tallest leaders of the last century, whose life and ideals continue to inspire millions,” he said in a tweet.
The Prime Minister is also looking forward to visiting Bangabandhu’s Samadhi in Tungipara to pay his respects.
“I am particularly looking forward to my interaction with representatives of the Matua community at Orakandi, from where Sri Sri Harichandra Thakur ji disseminated his pious message. I will be having substantive discussions with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, following our very productive virtual meeting in December last year. I also look forward to my meeting with His Excellency President Abdul Hamid, and to interactions with other Bangladeshi dignitaries,” he said.
He added, “My visit will not only be an occasion to convey appreciation for Bangladesh’s remarkable economic and developmental strides under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visionary leadership, but also to commit India’s abiding support for these achievements. I will also express India’s support and solidarity for Bangladesh’s fight against COVID-19.”
Bangladesh Foreign Minister on Thursday said the people of Bangladesh welcome the visit of Prime Minister Modi.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also interact with diverse groups of Bangladesh’s polity and society.