PM  Modi In Bangladesh Today On His First Foreign Visit Since COVID-19 PandemicPM Modi (Pic Via Twitter)

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will be in Dhaka today on his two-day visit to Bangladesh. The PM will attend the National Martyr's Memorial and the Bangladesh National Day program today, reports ANI.

Prior to the visit, the PM said that he was looking forward to having “substantive discussions” with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated the people of Bangladesh today on 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. "Our multifaceted cooperation in diverse sectors has been strengthened with strong political commitment of both governments,” he said.

This will be his first visit to a foreign country since the COVID19 outbreak. During his visit, he will be inaugurating Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition in Dhaka, and also meet Bangladesh Foreign Minister.

Meanwhile, dancer Mamata Shankar and Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty have been invited for Bangladesh's 50th Liberation Day celebrations.

“Going to Bangladesh at this point to perform at this historic event is nothing but God's grace. It's is a huge responsibility as our dance will be in a way India's tribute to Bangladesh,” Shankar was quoted as saying.

"Performing in Bangladesh is always special. Through contributions of Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Atulprasad Sen, Rajanikanta Sen and D L Ray, a relationship was built between India-Bangladesh, which is rare in history,” said Chakrabarty.

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