Hasina to meet Modi in Shantiniketan 25 May

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Sheikh Hasina and Narendra ModiPrime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting in Shantiniketan of India’s Benal state, a Delhi-based media reports.

The meeting, which milleniumpost termed 'substantive', is scheduled to be held in the newly built Bangladesh Bhavan on 25 May.

Sheikh Hasina is expected to arrive in Bengal on 25 May morning and leave on 26 May evening, the report said.

As per protocol, according to millenniumpost, after the visit of the Bangladesh minister to India last year, it was the turn of Indian leader to pay a return visit to Dhaka. Bangladesh is scheduled to hold its general elections later this year.

Hasina is going to Bengal to inaugurate the Bangladesh Bhavan and to attend a convocation of Kazi Nazrul University in Asansol in Burdwan district of Bengal, the report mentioned.

She would be conferred an honorary DLitt by the university. Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be the chief guest at the convocation, while governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will deliver the convocation address as chancellor of the university.

The media report quoting an external affairs ministry said the meeting would cover a wide range of substantive issues.

Last year, during the visit of Hasina, Modi assured her that India would try to resolve the pending Teesta water sharing agreement before the tenure of the Awami League government ends.

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