Publish: 02 Oct 2019, 11:04 am
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her four-day official visit to India starting from October 3.
Sheikh Hasina will come to India on Thursday to join the summit of World Economic Forum (WEF). During her visit, she will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and meet President Ram Nath Kovind on October 5 during her visit.
It will be Sheikh Hasina's first visit to India since parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh and India.
Sheikh Hasina will attend WEF Country Strategy Dialogue on Bangladesh on October 3 and the WEF Closing Plenary on October 4.
Hasina will also be the chief guest at the India Economic Summit which is being organised by the World Economic Forum on October 3 and 4. Over 800 leaders from 40 countries will take part in the India Economic Summit 2019 to be held on October 3-4 in New Delhi.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Sheikh Hasina and her entourage will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8am on the day, which is scheduled to land at Palam Air Force Station, New Delhi at 10am (local time) on Thursday.
During her visit, Sheikh Hasina will stay at Hotel Taj.
Sheikh Hasina's four-day visit schedule:
Day 1: Sheikh Hasina will attend the WEF Country Strategy Dialogue on Bangladesh at Hotel Taj Palace and join a reception to be arranged in her honour at Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
Day 2: On Friday, she will attend an interactive session with select CEOs of India and Inauguration of India-Bangladesh Business Forum (IBBF) at ITC Maurya and WEF Closing Plenary at Hotel Taj Palace. Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat will call on Sheikh Hasina Friday evening.
Day 3: On October 5, Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting at 11:30am and attend official lunch at 1pm at Hyderabad House. She will meet Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at 4:30pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
During the bilateral meeting, the two prime ministers will jointly launch some projects, while agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) are expected to be exchanged between the two sides.
Various issues of bilateral concerns, particularly the India National Register of Citizens (NRC) and water-sharing of the common rivers, including Teesta will be discussed at the bilateral meeting, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen hinted while briefing reporters after a recent bilateral meeting held between Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi in New York.
Day 4 - On October 6, President of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi and Shyam Benegal, Director of Film on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will separately meet the Prime Minister.
On October 6, Hasina will leave Delhi for home at 8pm (local time) by a VVIP flight of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11pm (BST).
Sheikh Hasina is also scheduled to meet India External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during her visit.