Delhi reaffirms “highest priority” to her relations with Dhaka

Jaishankar meets Hasina

05 Oct 2019, 13:49

NTV Online

Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Saturday met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi and reaffirmed India’s “highest priority” to her relations with Bangladesh.

The Indian External Affairs Minister had a “warm conversation” with Prime Minister Hasina, according to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, the UNB reported.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das were present.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached New Delhi on Thursday morning and joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit.

Welcoming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi, India on Thursday described its relations with Bangladesh as a “relationship of utmost priority”.

“A relationship of utmost priority,” Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted sharing the photos of Prime Minister Hasina’s arrival in New Delhi as part of her official visit.

The MEA also said Bangladesh and India share “multifaceted relations” which go far beyond the strategic partnership.

Prime Minister Hasina is holding a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss ways to take the relations between Bangladesh and India to the next trajectory.

The Prime Minister will also meet Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the same day.

She is scheduled to return home on Sunday.