:: Peoples Time Online ::
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reaffirmed India’s commitment to work with Bangladesh during the new term in office of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The India-Bangladesh relations have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years,” he said when the visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen met him here this morning.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali, among others, were present during the meeting.
The prime minister congratulated Dr. Abdul Momen on his appointment as the foreign minister of Bangladesh and appreciated his gesture of selecting India as the destination for his first foreign visit.
Dr. Abdul Momen briefed the prime minister on recent developments in the bilateral relationship.
Earlier, Momen arrived in New Delhi last night on a three-day official visit to attend the 5th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting to be held tomorrow.
He is leading a high level official delegation comprising secretaries of different ministries and concerned departmental chiefs relating to the JCC meeting.
Foreign Minister Momen will lead the Bangladesh delegation and his counterpart Sushma Swaraj the Indian delegation to the JCC.
Prior to the JCC meet, he will hold meeting with Sushma Swaraj tomorrow morning.
Officials concerned of Bangladesh mission here said that five MoUs including cooperation of the two countries in graft investigation and on TV broadcasting and medicinal plants are likely to be signed during the visit.
Apart from his official engagement, he will meet former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the latter’s residence in New Delhi.