Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina meets President Ram Nath Kovind; discusses issues of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina meets Indian president Shree Ram Nath Kovind. PTI

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina on Wednesday approached President Ram Nath Kovind in Dhaka on the main day of his three-day visit here and the two chiefs talked about a few issues of common interest and respective collaboration.

President Kovind showed up here before in the day on a lady three-day State Visit during which he will hold chats with his partner M Abdul Hamid and go to the brilliant celebration festivities of Bangladesh’s freedom from Pakistan in 1971.

“Top state leader Sheik Hasina of Bangladesh approached President Ram Nath Kovind in Dhaka. The two chiefs examined a few issues of shared interest and reciprocal collaboration among India and Bangladesh,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a tweet.

The two sides looked into the advancement in the diverse and thorough reciprocal ties. The two chiefs likewise reviewed the soul of the 1971 Liberation War and communicated fulfillment at the joint festival of Maitri Diwas on December 6, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) representative Arindam Bagchi said.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A.K. Abdul Momen independently approached President Kovind and “advised him about the great advancement in two-sided collaboration and of future joint activities, remembering for the space of network,” he said in another tweet.

“FM Dr. Momen approached the Hon’ble President of India @rashtrapatibhvn and examined two-sided issues. The dignitaries repeated their desire to additionally unite the current cordial ties between the two nations. Among others, SM @MdShahriarAlam and FS MB Momen were available,” Bangladesh Foreign Ministry tweeted.

Preparation the media instructions later Prime Minister Hasina’s gathering with President Kovind, Foreign Minister Momen said that she let the Indian chief know that the two nations at this point settled a few forthcoming two-sided issues and anticipated that the rest should be settled too through conversations.

“This participation will guarantee the strength in both the nations,” Hasina said.

She said that Dhaka-New Delhi cooperation guaranteed harmony in the area. “Harmony is winning in the area as the two nations are cooperating,” she said.

Momen said that the state leader let the Indian President know that Bangladesh vow will undoubtedly maintain interfaith concordance in the country in accordance with its long standing custom as “we don’t think about any (strict) local area as a minority bunch”.

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“He (Kovind) especially liked the Bangladesh adage that ‘dharma container, utsab sabar’ (the religion involves people, yet the strict celebrations are all inclusive),” the clergyman said.

Junior unfamiliar pastor Shahriar Alam, who went with Momen during the chief’s approach, said Kovind carried with him uncommonly made desserts and cakes for Prime Minister Hasina and mentioned her to taste them.

President Kovind, he said, appreciated mangoes sent prior by the Bangladesh chief for him, saying those were “exceptionally delectable and sweet”.

Prior, President Hamid alongside his better half Rashida Khanam got President Kovind at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. He was concurred an honorary pathway welcome upon his appearance.

A few senior pastors alongside common and military authorities were available at the air terminal to get Kovind—the main unfamiliar head of state welcome to join the festivals.

Bagchi prior named President Kovind’s visit to Bangladesh a “excellent start”.

“An excellent start! In an extraordinary motion, President HE Md. Abdul Hamid and First Lady Ms. Rashida Hamid invited President Kovind @rashtrapatibhvn and First Lady Smt. Savita Kovind, as they showed up in Dhaka. Concurred an honorary pathway welcome, a 21-weapon salute, and a Guard of Honor,” Bagchi said on Twitter.

The Bangladesh Army, the Navy and the Air Force faculty offered him a watchman of honor as a component of the welcome service at the air terminal from where he was accompanied to the National Memorial at Savar on the edges of the capital in a motorcade.

Later in the day, Sheik Rehana, most youthful girl of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman, got President Kovind at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and showed the meeting dignitary around it.

Rehana showed him various pieces of the exhibition hall, initially Bangabandhu’s private home, where he was killed in an unsuccessful upset on August 15, 1975 alongside the greater part of his relatives.

The two sisters – Hasina and Rehana – endure the putsch as they were on a visit abroad.

“President Kovind @rashtrapatibhvn gives recognition to Sheik Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, the spot which bears declaration to the life and work of the adored Father of Bangladesh. Especially impactful given the continuous festivals of Mujib Borsho,” Bagchi tweeted.

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“I’m regarded to be at Jatiya Smriti Shoudho, which remains as an image of courage and conviction of individuals of Bangladesh against oppression and mistreatment,” Kovind wrote in the guests’ book.

He is the main unfamiliar head of state welcome to join the festivals which likewise harmonizes with birth centennial festivals of Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of Dhaka-New Delhi ties.

It is President Kovind’s first outing abroad since the flare-up of the Covid-19 pandemic. He will address India as the visitor of honor in Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day festivities here.

In an impression of close ties, India is likewise facilitating various occasions to check the 50th commemoration of the 1971 India-Pakistan war that prompted the freedom of Bangladesh. PTI

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