NEW DELHI: Foreign minister S Jaishankar called on Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina on Friday shortly after her arrival for what is the first incoming bilateral state visit after formation of new govt in India. Hasina will have a bilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi on Saturday, after which the two countries are expected to sign several agreements and announce some fresh initiatives.She will call on Prez Droupadi Murmu before returning.
“Delighted to call on PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh. Her state visit to India underlines our close and abiding ties. Appreciate her guidance on further development of our special partnership,” Jaishankar posted on X.
Hasina was among the leaders from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region who attended the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra Modi and the council of ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 9. Hasina is expected to visit China, a country Bangladesh has strong economic ties with, next month and was apparently keen to travel to India before that for a formal bilateral engagement.