The meeting was termed as a “courtesy meeting” by Indian officials.
India pressed for a ‘legal and administrative regime’ to discourage ‘illegal movement of people’ across the border with Bangladesh.
Sources said the Rafale deal for 126 fighter aircraft is in the final stages and would be discussed .
Swaraj told the president that she had a fruitful discussion with her Bangladeshi counterpart.
Sushma Swaraj arrived in Dhaka last night.
Swaraj also announced a grant of Rs 60 crore for implementation of various projects in Bangladesh in the current financial year.
There are no pacts to be signed and no big expectations, Swaraj’s trip is termed as a ‘goodwill’ visit.
Swaraj will be meeting Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Foreign minister A H Mahmood Ali.
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the disagreement between the External Affairs Ministry and the Home Ministry over the visa-free entry proposal has cast a shadow over Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Bangladesh.
As Sushma Swaraj visits Bangladesh, chefs in Dhaka’s plush Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel have an unenviable task.
We have got their tickets and they will fly back to India as soon as possible. They are now in the safe zone, the spokesperson said.
PM Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League’s govt has been arguing that the visiting External Affairs minister need not meet Zia.
Swaraj will hold discussions on bilateral issues with her Bangladeshi counterpart.
Bangladesh offers India a rare opportunity to transform subcontinent’s geopolitics
Plan for long-term multiple entry tourist visa under consideration.