Sonia to attend Bangladesh 50th Independence Day fete

Sonia to attend Bangladesh 50th Independence Day fete

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New Delhi, Oct 6 : Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will attend the commemoration of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh Liberation on December 16 in Dhaka.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is in India on a four-day trip, met a delegation of Congress,led by Sonia Gandhi and invited her along with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to attend the golden jubilee of Bangladesh.
“Sheikh Hasina invited Congress president to visit Bangladesh and also extended the invitation to Shri Rahul Gandhi and Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to join the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Liberation,” the Congress said in a statement.

Sonia accepted the invitation, it added.East Pakistan attained freedom from West Pakistan in the liberation war with India’s support in 1971, which led to birth of Bangladesh.

On Sunday, she along with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Hasina and was accompanied by Anand Sharma. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the meeting especially considering the bond of friendship between the two families.

The Bangladesh Prime Minister was accompanied by Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen, senior minister and her advisers.(UNI)