Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left New Delhi this morning for Dhaka on a two-day official visit to take part in the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladesh’s independence and Mujib Borsho – birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“PM @narendramodi emplanes for Dhaka. During his Bangladesh visit he will take part in a wide range of programmes aimed at furthering cooperation with our friendly neighbour,” the India PMO tweeted, sharing a picture of Modi boarding the aircraft, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
Modi yesterday said he will hold substantive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during the visit and expressed happiness that his first foreign tour after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic will be to a friendly neighbouring country with which India shares deep ties.
“The first visit by the PM since pandemic outbreak highlights the priority India attaches to Bangladesh,” said the Indian External Affairs Ministry in a tweet.