Dhaka-Delhi FM-level talks Feb 7

Gautam Lahiri

21st January, 2019 10:26:54 printer

The two-day foreign ministerial-level meeting between Bangladesh and India will begin on February 7 in Delhi.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will make his maiden foreign visit after the cabinet berth to India to attend the meeting, according to diplomatic sources.

Momen is scheduled to go to the neighbouring country on a two-day official visit to join the fifth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) between Bangladesh and India.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead the Indian side at the bilateral meeting.

Dr Momen is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India.

Officials of the two countries are working together to set agenda for the upcoming meeting between Bangladesh and India, said sources.

Dr Momen recently said he would like to start his foreign visit with India though he would work to enhance ties with all nations.

He also mentioned that in order to boost trade ties he will put emphasis on the economic diplomacy in his tenure as the foreign minister.

With Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque in the chair, the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday held an inter-ministerial meeting to make the upcoming India visit of the foreign minister a success.

Senior officials from the ministries concerned joined the meeting to review different aspects of the upcoming visit.

The meeting also discussed various bilateral issues between Bangladesh and India including connectivity, river water and trade and investment.