Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said Bangladesh will show respect to Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi in every possible way as a guest when he will join the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17.
“We’ve invited him (Modi) and he’s accepted the invitation,” he told reporters mentioning that Bangladesh-India relationship is “very solid” that demonstrates maturity of leadership.
Earlier, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met the Foreign Minister at his office.
During the meeting, the Foreign Minister raised the issues related to border killing and water sharing.
He said though the two countries agreed on zero killing along the border “unfortunately” this year it witnessed a rise. “We’re friends…there shouldn’t be killing within friends.”
Shringla informed the Bangladesh Foreign Minister that India is sincere to ensure zero killing along the border.
Earlier at a seminar, he said, "I trust our Prime Minister’s (Narendra Modi) visit later this month will fully exemplify India’s strong sentiment of goodwill, trust and respect for Bangladesh."
Shringla said Prime Minister Modi has specially been invited to participate in the inaugural ceremony of ‘Mujib Borsho’ marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
"We’re looking forward to this visit, both because of the priority the Prime Minister attaches to this relationship, and even more so, because Bangabandhu is just so iconic – as a globally-recognised statesman and iconic symbol of liberation for Bangladesh and for our subcontinent,” he said adding that for them in India, there is a special resonance to his name.