Live updates: PM Modi arrives in Dhaka on two-day Bangladesh visit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first trip to a foreign country since the COVID-19 outbreak. Prime Minister Modi departed for Bangladesh at 07:45 AM and is expected to arrive in Dhaka at 10:00 AM. During his historic trip, PM Modi will take part in a wide range of programmes aimed at furthering cooperation between the two countries.

After his arrival, he will attend an event at the National Martyr`s Memorial at 10:50 AM in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Thereafter, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will call on Prime Minister Modi at 3:15 PM.

Later, he will attend the National Day Programme at 3:45 pm. Prime Minister Modi will then inaugurate Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition at 7:45 pm.

Here are the live updates of PM Modi’s two-day Bangladesh visit

-Here are some visuals of PM Modi being received at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

PM of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina receives PM Narendra Modi.

-PM Narendra Modi arrives in Dhaka on two-day official visit to Bangladesh

-PM Narendra Modi embarks on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, his first visit to a foreign country since the COVID19 outbreak



Prior to his departure, Prime Minister Modi said that he looks forward to having “substantive discussions” with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He will also call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid during the visit.

“I look forward to my participation at the National Day celebrations tomorrow, which will also commemorate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu was one of the tallest leaders of the last century, whose life and ideals continue to inspire millions,” he said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister is also looking forward to visiting Bangabandhu`s Samadhi in Tungipara to pay his respects.

 “I am particularly looking forward to my interaction with representatives of the Matua community at Orakandi, from where Sri Harichandra Thakur ji disseminated his pious message. I will be having substantive discussions with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, following our very productive virtual meeting in December last year. I also look forward to my meeting with His Excellency President Abdul Hamid, and to interactions with other Bangladeshi dignitaries,” he said.

He added, “My visit will not only be an occasion to convey appreciation for Bangladesh`s remarkable economic and developmental strides under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s visionary leadership, but also to commit India`s abiding support for these achievements. I will also express India`s support and solidarity for Bangladesh`s fight against COVID-19.

“Bangladesh Foreign Minister on Thursday said the people of Bangladesh welcome the visit of Prime Minister Modi. During his visit, the Prime Minister will also interact with diverse groups of Bangladesh`s polity and society. 

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