Sushma Swaraj To Meet Bangladesh PM to Discuss Rohingya Issue on 2-Day Visit

10/22/2017

New Delhi, Oct. 22: Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will visit Bangladesh on her two-day visit on Sunday. She is expected to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss the large Rohingya influx from Myanmar. She will also co-chair the Indo-Bangla joint consultative commission meeting to review the bilateral relations and discuss ways to further strengthen the ties.

Ms Swaraj will be visiting Dhaka at the invitation of her Bangladesh counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and is expected to meet the leadership there as also interact with the representatives of leading Bangladeshi think tanks, chambers of commerce and industry and cultural organisations, a statement from the MEA said.

“During the visit, Swaraj and the Bangladesh Foreign Minister will co-chair the 4th meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission… The visit is expected to afford an opportunity for review of the excellent bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh and further
strengthening of these ties,” it said.

This is Ms Swaraj’s second visit to Bangladesh and comes after recent trip of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during which India operationalised a USD 4.5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh to enable implementation of development projects in key areas, including power, railways, roads and shipping.

The announcement of the line of credit was made during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in April.

The development is also seen as India’s attempt to counter increasing Chinese influence in Bangladesh, where Beijing is trying to make inroads in infrastructure ventures.

INDIA.COM (With inputs from agencies)

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