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India committed to enhanced ties with Bangladesh, PM tells visiting Foreign Minister
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India committed to enhanced ties with Bangladesh, PM tells visiting Foreign Minister

New Delhi, Feb 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India is committed to work with Bangladesh for good bilateral relations and to build on the existing momentum.

Prime Minister made the remarks when the visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen called on him here. The visiting dignitary is here on a four-day visit to participate at the 5th Joint Consultative Committee Meeting.

"Sonali adhyay, a Golden Chapter," tweeted MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar after the meeting. "Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr Abdul Momen called on PM Narendra Modi. PM congratulated the foreign minister on his appointment & reaffirmed India’s commitment to work with Bangladesh to build on the existing momentum, during the new term of PM Sheikh Hasina," the MEA spokesman said.

Mr Momen, who is leading a high-level delegation, is expected to talk about the early resolution of the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and also issues concerning regional stability, sources said.

He will also have a meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and both the ministers will attend the 5th Joint Consultative Committee Meeting.

There would be signing of agreements also, sources said. Coincidentally, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister will be in Delhi at a time when the Modi government

is trying to push a draft law in Upper House of Parliament that seeks to grant citizenship to 'persecuted' non-Muslims - the Hindus, the Christians, the Jains, the Parsis and others - who have entered India till December 31, 2014 from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of continuous stay in the country. (UNI)