Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives
DHAKA – Indian Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh arrived here this evening on a three-day official visit.
Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh V Shringla, welcomed the minister at the airport at around 6.30pm.
The two ministers are expected to inaugurate the new, modern and coordinated Indian Visa Application Center at Jamuna Future Park tomorrow morning.
Singh will visit Rajshahi later in the day to jointly inaugurate the Bangladesh-India Friendship Building at the Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah.
The Indian home minister will co-chair the 6th meeting of the India-Bangladesh Home Minister Level Talks on July 15.
Singh and his Bangladeshi counterpart will hold talks on various issues including security, border management, cooperation in countering illegal activities and travel arrangements, Indian High Commission sources said.
Singh is expected to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well.
“Leaving for Dhaka on a three day visit to Bangladesh. The relationship between India and Bangladesh is anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of democracy. India attaches great significance to ties with Bangladesh,” the Indian minister through his official twitter handle said in Delhi before leaving for Dhaka.
“India and Bangladesh have made notable progress in transforming our land and maritime boundaries into zones of peace and tranquility. Looking forward to strengthen the bilateral relations between both the countries on the basis of friendship and trust,” Singh added.