India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar inaugurated a new cultural centre in Dhaka on Thursday.
Jaishankar said he is confident that the new cultural centre will be a centre of energy for the very unique relations between Bangladesh and India.He highlighted the importance of culture in the daily life and shared cultural heritage between the two countries.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami was also present at the inauguration of the cultural centre at India House.
The Indian External Affairs Minister arrived in Dhaka in the morning on a brief official visit to take forward the relations between the two countries.
Bangladesh and India are working to prepare for the planned visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"It’ll be a very memorable visit [as it’ll be] the Prime Minister‘s first travel outside India since the Coronavirus pandemic as well as his second as PM to Bangladesh," Jaishankar said.
He said this is a very special year, when both countries mark the Mujib Borsho, 50 years of Bangladesh‘s Liberation and 50 years of bilateral relations."This truly highlights the importance we attach to these three anniversaries, as well as the enormous regard we have for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh. Our relations transcend orthodox partnerships," he said.
"I'm delighted to dedicate this new cultural centre to friendship between our two countries," Jaishankar said.