Modi tweets to take India-Bangladesh relationship to new level

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Dhaka : Expressing his determination to take the ties between two countries to a new height, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to his country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi on Friday afternoon on a four-day official visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart.

After receiving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Indian Air Force’s Palam Station in New Delhi, Indian prime minister tweeted, ‘PM Sheikh Hasina and I are determined to take the relationship between our nations to a new level.’

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed in New Delhi at 12:05pm local time.

Earlier, the flight departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka for New Delhi at 10:10 am.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Chief Whip of Jatiya Sangsad ASM Feroze, the chiefs of three services, the dean of the diplomatic corps and high civil and military officials were present at the airport to see the prime minister off.

From the Palam Station, a ceremonial motorcade escorted Sheikh Hasina to Rastrapati Bhaban where she will be staying during the visit.

In the afternoon, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushama Swraj will call on the prime minister at the presidential palace and in the evening Bangladesh high commissioner to India will host a reception and dinner in her honour.

On the second day of her visit, the prime minister will be given an official reception at Rastrapati Bhaban. Later, she will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

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