On the 26th of March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his foreign tour of Bangladesh. Mr. Modi would be in Bangladesh till the 27th of March, to attend the celebration of the 50th year of liberation from Pakistan. It is also the centenary year of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, Premier Sheikh Hasina’s father. The two countries are also celebrating 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina received PM Modi in Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport. Mr. Modi was also honoured with a 19 gun salute.
Soon after reaching Dhaka, PM Modi paid tribute at the National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar. He took to Twitter and said, “The courage of those who took part in the Liberation War of Bangladesh motivates many.”
Mr. Modi also met the liberation fighters and engaged with opposition leaders of the Country.
During the meeting, the leaders discussed issues pertaining to the bilateral relations of the two countries, India and Bangladesh.
During the two days schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to take part in several programmes. These events would aim at building good relations and cooperation between India and Bangladesh.
Later, on the 27th of March, the Indian Prime Minister is also scheduled to offer prayers at the Jashoreshwari Kali Temple.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return back to India on the 28th of March.
Stay tuned for further updates.