Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to visit India.
Modi’s invitation was extended to Hasina on Thursday by visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj called on Hasina at her office and handed over Modi’s letter to her.
Earlier, Swaraj met her Bangladeshi counterpart AH Mahmood Ali at the foreign ministry. Ali later said that India has agreed to simplify the visa process.
“India has agreed to provide five-year multiple entry visas for under-13 and 65 plus Bangladeshis,” he said. Swaraj arrived in Dhaka last night. It is her first overseas visit since taking office last month.
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