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Indian Minister Suresh Prabhu due this evening

Trade, political issues likely to be discussed

Sun Online Desk     24th September, 2018 02:31:06 printer

Indian Minister Suresh Prabhu due this evening

Indian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu arrives in Dhaka on Monday evening on a five-day visit to Bangladesh to discuss trade and other bilateral issues.


Though the Indian minister is coming Dhaka at the invitation of Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, he will have important meetings with top leaders where political issues are likely to dominate as India gives importance to political stability, reports UNB.


The Indian Minister is scheduled to arrive at 6:10 pm while a delegation to accompany him will arrive at 4:20pm, said an official.


He will have a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday morning at state guesthouse Padma where they will discuss issues of mutual interests between the two countries.


On the same day, Suresh Prabhu will have a meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal to discuss potential areas of cooperation, an official told UNB.


He will meet President Abdul Hamid on Thursday.


The Indian Minister will have his first meeting with Prime Minister's Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam at 9 pm on Monday.


He will have another meeting with Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday evening.


The Indian Minister will also visit Bangabandhu Museum in the city on Thursday to pay respects to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


There is a plan to take the Indian minister to Tofail's constituency - Bhola - as he desires to visit rural areas. He will attend a civic reception there.


Commerce Minister and Civil Aviation Minister of Bangladesh will host a dinner in honour of the Indian Minister on Tuesday.


Suresh Prabhu will also attend a discussion on Bangladesh-India trade relations with business leaders on Tuesday.


The Indian Minister will leave Dhaka on Friday morning.