Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Dhaka today on a two-day visit.
Sushma is scheduled to land at Bangabandhu Air Force base at Kurmitola this afternoon, said an official at Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
At the invitation of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, his Indian counterpart is coming to Bangladesh to take part in the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting.
The JCC is going to be held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka in the afternoon.
The meeting will review the implementation and progress of decisions that were taken during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in April this year.AH Mahmood Ali and Sushma Swaraj will lead their respective sides at the meeting.
Later, Sushma will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s official residence Ganabhaban in the evening.
The Indian minister will inaugurate a new chancery complex at Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Monday morning. Mahmood Ali will also be there, among others.
Sushma is also expected to inaugurate 15 projects financed by New Delhi during her two-day trip.
This is Sushma’s second visit to Bangladesh.
The Indian foreign minister last time visited the neighbouring country in 2014. Sushma‘s Dhaka visit comes at a time when Bangladesh is receiving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees after violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
The two sides will discuss the Rohingya refugee issue in the backdrop of India’s humanitarian aid to Dhaka to handle the crisis.
The Indian External Affairs Minister will leave Dhaka on Monday afternoon ending her two-day visit.