Modi invited to Join March 26 Programme in Dhaka

Bangladesh invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh in person on 26 March to celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day together. 

"We’ve invited him (Narendra Modi) and they accepted the invitation in principle," Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters after his meeting with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami on Sunday reports UNB.

There will be a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on 16 or 17 December.

"Our victory is the victory of India. We should celebrate together," said the Foreign Minister.

Earlier, Doraiswami assured that the virtual summit scheduled for December between Prime Minister Sheik Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi was not seen as a substitute for Prime Minister Modi's in-person visit.

It will rather be a complementary summit, he said during his meeting with State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam.

Dr. Momen said they had a very good meeting, and the High Commissioner of India understands the sensitivity of Bangladesh and knows the issues of Bangladesh.

The two sides discussed smooth implementation of projects under the Line of Credit (LoC). 

Dr. Momen said that they also discussed issues related to border killing and how to stop it from addressing issues on both sides of the border.

The Foreign Minister said that relations between Bangladesh and India are very good, and Bangladesh is setting an example in the world in terms of resolving issues with its neighbors peacefully through dialog and discussions.

He referred to resolving land and maritime boundaries with India and Myanmar. "This shows the maturity of leadership."

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