Bangladesh eyes stronger relations with external world: FM
Publish- March 11, 2021, 06:44 PM
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Update- March 11, 2021, 07:29 PM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said Bangladesh will have stronger relations with the external world through celebrating the 50 years of Independence amid presence of global leaders – both in person and virtually.
The celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is also going on in the country.
A 10-day mega event will be held from March 17 to 26 and Bangladesh has invited many global leaders to become part of the celebrations.
While talking to reporters after a function in a city hotel on Thursday, Dr Momen said President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will join the celebrations in person.
“We’ll have discussion on many issues, agreements will be signed and bilateral issues will be discussed. But the main purpose is to build stronger bonding and friendship,”he said.
The Foreign Minister said President of China Xi Jinping will send a video message marking the celebrations and a counselor, who is above the Minister in rank, may come with the message.
The Indian Prime Minister will visit Bangabandhu memorial in Tungipara to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and is expected to visit the Orakandi temple and “Satipith”. He will also visit Satkhira.
The five leaders are likely to visit the National Mausoleum at Savar, Dhanmondi 32 and will attend the main programme at Parade Grounds.