Foreign Secretary Shringla pays courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina

Foreign Secretary Shringla pays courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina

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Dhaka, Mar 2: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla paid a courtesy call on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban here on Monday evening.

During the meeting, the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the neighbouring country scheduled for this month on the occasion of birth centenary of latter's Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were discussed.

Various issues of bilateral interests and sub-regional connectivity have been prominently discussed at the meeting, said Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing the media after the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina gave an overview of the preparations of the centenary celebrations.

About precautionary measures to prevent Coronavirus, the premier said that Bangladesh has already dedicated a hospital to treat Coronavirus affected patients.

"If anyone falls prey to Coronavirus, he or she will be shifted to the dedicated hospital for treatment," she said. The premier also conveyed her greetings to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Mr Shringla lauded Bangladesh’s “astonishing successes” in improving socio-economic indices from infant mortality to women’s education and from primary health to literacy.

He also appreciated the advancement of readymade garments of Bangladesh.

PM Hasina's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das were present during the talk. (UNI)