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PM Modi arrives in Bangladesh on his first overseas trip since the Covid-19 outbreak | India News

DHAKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to Bangladesh during which he will attend celebrations of the country’s Golden Jubilee of Independence, the centenary of the birth of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and will hold talks with his counterpart. Sheikh Hasina.
Modi, who is visiting Bangladesh on his first trip to a foreign country since the coronavirus outbreak, was greeted by Prime Minister Hasina at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka upon arrival.
The prime minister traveled to Dhaka in the newly built custom-built Boeing 777 aircraft. He put on his mask before getting off the plane and exchanging courtesies with Hasina.
He received an honor guard at the airport.
The prime minister had said on Thursday that he will hold substantive discussions with Hasina during the visit, and expressed his happiness that his first overseas tour after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic is to a friendly neighboring country with which India shares deep ties. .
“Our partnership with Bangladesh is an important pillar of our Neighborhood First policy, and we are committed to deepening and diversifying it further. We will continue to support Bangladesh’s remarkable development journey, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” Modi tweeted before your visiting.
He wrote that he was eager to remember the life and ideals of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and to celebrate 50 years of the Bangladesh Liberation War, as well as our diplomatic relations.
Modi is scheduled to go directly to the National Martyrs Monument in Savar from the airport to pay tribute to the martyrs of the 1971 War of Liberation.
Soon after, you will visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32, originally the private residence of the founder of Bangladesh, to pay tribute to his memories.
Subsequently, Modi will join the celebration program as the guest of honor at the National Parade Square. The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, will be the main guest at the function, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Hasina.
In the evening, Modi plans to inaugurate the “Bangabandhu-Bapu Museum” together with his counterpart at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. He will also attend a state banquet hosted in his honor by Hasina.
On Saturday, Modi will visit ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman mausoleum in Tungipara in Gopalganj district, the first Indian dignitary to visit the site.
He is also scheduled to visit the Jeshoreshwari and Orkandi temples in southwest Shatkhira and Gopalganj on Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, Modi will hold talks with Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office, where at least five memorandums of understanding are expected to be signed and several projects virtually inaugurated.
Later, he will meet with President Hamid at the Bangabhaban presidential palace before leaving for New Delhi in the evening.
Modi’s visit comes as Bangladesh is commemorating Mujib Borsho, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the country’s liberation war. The two countries are also celebrating 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

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