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Official visit of the Foreign Secretary to Bangladesh

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NEW DELHI : Foreign Secretary Shri Vinay Kwatra paid an official visit to Bangladesh from 08-09 May, 2024. This was the first official visit to Bangladesh after formation of the new government in January 2024.

China’s planned project along the Teesta in Bangladesh is expected to feature during Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh, a prominent daily in Dhaka has reported.

Mr. Kwatra, who is expected to be in Dhaka on a two-day visit this week, is likely to review bilateral relations as Bangladesh has already drawn attention here because of a planned military exercise with the Chinese forces.

During the visit, Foreign Secretary called on the Prime Minister H.E Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister H.E Dr. Hasan Mahmud. He also met his counterpart Mr. Masud Bin Momen.

The visit to Bangladesh is keeping in line with the highest priority accorded to India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ Policy. During the visit, Foreign Secretary reviewed the wide-ranging bilateral relationship including political and security, water, trade and investment, power and energy, defence, connectivity and sub-regional cooperation.

Bangladesh is India’s leading development partner and its largest trade partner in the region. Foreign Secretary’s visit is expected to further strengthen bilateral ties and impart momentum to the cooperation in diverse areas.

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