Neighbourhood First: Foreign Secretary leaves for Bangladesh on a day long visit, carries a personal message from PM Modi

In an effort to boost ties Post-COVID-19, early morning, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla, left for a day long visit to Dhaka. The visit assumes significance, as it comes at a time when there is a growing tension between India and China. Accompanied by Joint Secretary Smita Panth, he is expected to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his stay, and have meetings with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.

During his bilateral meeting with his counterpart Masud Bin Momen, the focus is expected to be containing corona pandemic, and other issues including the vaccine India is working on for the virus.

The Foreign Secretary will be back today itself.

Sources in the government have underplayed the sudden visit to Dhaka and have dismissed it as just a regular bilateral review meeting which had gotten delayed due to global lockdown.

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