PM to visit India in October
Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to visit India in October as her maiden visit to New Delhi after assuming office for the third consecutive term earlier this year, Foreign Minister Dr A K Momen said here yesterday.
“We are expecting the visit to take place in first week of October…. we
will fix the date and agenda after Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s (planned) Dhaka tour later this month,” he told BSS yesterday evening.
Momen said his Indian counterpart was set to arrive in Dhaka on August 20 on a two-day visit and Dhaka and New Delhi would accomplish some formalities regarding his visit.
Asked what would be the agenda of the two premiers meeting, the foreign
minister said the foreign ministries of the two countries would prepare the
agenda covering all bilateral and regional issues including sharing of water
in 54 common rivers and the Teesta in particular.
Momen, however, said Dhaka was always hopeful about the deal but
simultaneously feared it could be delayed further until the Indian central
government reached a consensus with the West Bengal state government.
“I am confident the process of repatriation will be soon,” he said adding
that major Myanmar allies including India, China and Japan extended their
effective support to Bangladesh.
Momen said he recent met the Indian foreign minister in Bangkok who said
New Delhi already talked to Myanmar’s government and particularly its
military authorities and urged them to bring back Rohingyas in soonest
Earlier at his office during an interaction with newsmen, Momen said his
office was working to bring back one or two self declared fugitive killers of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from Canada or the USA before Bangabandhu’s birth centenary by this year.
Dhaka 05 August (campuslive24.com)//MIH