Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) - Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrives here on Monday to discuss bilateral issues and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's forthcoming visit to India.
Confirming Jaishankar's Dhaka visit, a diplomat told UNB that he will be leaving Dhaka on August 21.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen described Jaishankar’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh as a “courtesy trip”.
India is a leading development partner of Bangladesh and it has extended concessional lines of credit totalling around the US$ 8 billion.
Dr Momen said he will discuss the LOC projects, expenditures and barriers to implementation of those projects, if any, and identify reasons to expedite the implementation process.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India in October next to discuss bilateral issues, including the ones related to common rivers, to take the growing relations between Bangladesh and India forward.
She will attend India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum with the theme ‘Innovating for India: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World’ to be held in New Delhi on October 3-4, a diplomatic source told UNB.
Hosted in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the meeting will build on its more than three decades of success and will have a special focus on promoting deeper collaboration between South Asia and Asean to leverage their distinctive demographic and digital dividends to boost global growth and enhance collective future.
Key leaders from governments, private sectors, academia and civil society will address strategic issues of regional significance under four thematic pillars - the New Geopolitical Reality – Geopolitical shifts and the complexity of our global system, the new Social System – Inequality, inclusive growth, health and nutrition, the new Ecological System – Environment, pollution and climate change and the new Technological System – The Fourth Industrial Revolution, science, innovation and entrepreneurship.