Sonia Gandhi To Attend Bangladesh’s 50th Liberation Anniversary Celebrations, Accepts Sheikh Hasina’s Invitation

 Sonia Gandhi  To Attend Bangladesh’s  50th Liberation Anniversary Celebrations, Accepts Sheikh Hasina’s InvitationSonia Gandhi (Naveen Jora/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday (6 October) accepted visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina's invitation to visit her country for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's liberation.

Sheikh Hasina also extended her invitation to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party's General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

A Congress delegation comprising Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma met the Bangladesh Prime Minister on Sunday, a day after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Hasina came "especially considering the bond of friendship between the two families", said the statement released by the Congress party. Sheikh Hasina was accompanied by Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen, senior ministers and her advisers.

Hasina was on a four-day visit to India and returned home later on Sunday.

(With inputs from IANS.)