Updated: November 16, 2021 4:34:24 am
President Ram Nath Kovind will likely travel to Dhaka on December 16 to attend the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladesh’s Victory Day, officials from the country said Monday.
The likely two-day visit comes at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart, Abdul Hamid.
The President will join Victory Day celebrations, which will also coincide with the wrapping-up ceremony of Bangladesh founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary celebrations.
This will be Kovind’s first Dhaka visit. It comes eight months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh to join the opening of the birth centenary and golden jubilee celebrations.
Apart from the Victory Day celebrations, the President will also take part in other key engagements.
Bangladesh is commemorating Mujib Borsho, the birth centenary of Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the country’s war of liberation. The two countries are also celebrating 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
The two countries have decided to commemorate December 6 as Maitri Diwas (Friendship Day), the day in 1971 when India recognised Bangladesh.
During his visit to Bangladesh in March, Modi met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. They reviewed the full range of bilateral ties and discussed ways to deepen economic and cultural linkages.
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