Foreign Secretary Shringla, his Bangladeshi counterpart discuss plans for Daka's visit by Prime Minister Modi

DHAKA: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan met Monday with his Bangladeshi counterpart during which the two leaders discussed plans for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi The next visit to Dhaka to inaugurate the centenary celebrations of the birth of the country's founder, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Bangladeshi government will observe 'Mujib Borsho (year)' from mid-March to March 2021 worldwide.

Modi is expected to visit Dhaka on March 17.

Foreign Secretary of #India, met his counterpart Foreign Secretary of #Bangladesh Mr. Masud Bin Mamun on March 2. Warm and friendly discussions on the #IndiaBangladesh partnership and plans for PM Narendra Modi 's visit for #MujibBorsho, the High Commission of India in Bangladesh tweeted.

Shringla also met with the Secretary General of the Awami League and the Minister of Roads, Transportation and Bridges Obaidul Quader, he said.

The two leaders agreed that the relationship between the two countries is a top priority for both parties. They focused on the need for efforts to continue strengthening the partnership, the High Commission said.

Earlier, at a seminar on 'Bangladesh and India: a promising future', Shringla, who previously served as India's high commissioner in Dhaka, said: It's a pleasure to be in Dhaka, a city that always feels like a second home.

He said his tenure as High Commissioner of India in Dhaka was one of the most satisfactory messages of his career.

Noting that Prime Minister Modi has been specially invited to participate in the inaugural ceremony of 'Mujib Barsho', Shringla said: We look forward to this visit, both for the priority that the Prime Minister attributes to this relationship, and even more. , because Bangabandhu is so iconic, like a world-renowned statesman and an iconic symbol of liberation for Bangladesh and for our subcontinent.

For us in India, there is a special resonance in his name. He is as revered and remembered in India as he is here in Bangladesh, he added.

The Foreign Secretary also said in India that there is a special resonance in the name of Bangabandhu. He is as revered and remembered in India, as he is in Bangladesh.

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is our national hero too. We are honored to be part of the celebrations, including through the joint production of a special feature film on the life of Bangabandhu, Shringla said.

Bangladesh has taken a series of initiatives to celebrate the 'Mujib Year', which include making a film about the Bangabandhu by a leading Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal .