Indian external affairs secretary Nirupama Menon Rao
called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence in Dhaka on
During their meeting, they discussed in details the
upcoming visit by the Prime Minister to India, Press Secretary to the Prime
Minister Abul Kalam Azad said.
and New Delhi have discussed bilateral issues including connectivity, security,
water and power sharing which will be focused
prominently during the meeting of the
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with her counterpart
Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on December 19.
Sheikh Hasina will go New Delhi on December 18 from Copenhagen after attending
UN conference on Climate Change there.
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who arrivedin Dhaka on Saturday morning, discussed the
preparations for the Prime Minister's visit as well as the possible agenda when
she met Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes at the state guesthouse Padma on
is going to be a significant visit," Rao told reporters after meeting with
Briefing newsmen later on his meeting with Indian foreign secretary, Mijarul
Quayes said, "it was actually a meeting of stocktaking on the issues about
which we agreed in writing during our foreign minister Dr Dipu Moni's visit to
India in September'.
Foreign secretary said details of our prime minister's schedule in India have
not yet been worked out but she will be in New Delhi around 19th of December.
of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Molla Waheduzzaman, Foreign Secretary
Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tarique Karim and
Ambassador Ziauddin were present.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pinak Ranjan Chakrabarti and Deputy High
Commissioner Mukta D Tomar were accompanied the visiting Indian Foreign
Indian Foreign Minister also met the foreign minister of Bangladesh Dr Dipu Moni
and the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia.