India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka on Tuesday and conveyed Prime Minister Modi’s message to them. There is silence from both sides regarding Harsh Shringla’s two-day Dhaka tour. However, after the Foreign Secretary arrived in Dhaka, the Ministry of External Affairs simply stated in its briefing that “the purpose of their visit is to discuss mutual interests and discuss furthering of cooperation.”
A source familiar with the matter said that Shringla has taken PM Modi’s personal message which he gave during a one-to-one meeting at the official residence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first foreign visit of Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla after the Kovid-19 epidemic. It is also the first Bangladesh tour of a senior Indian official after the travel ban due to Corona.
It is believed that Harsh Shringla, who had been the Indian Ambassador to Bangladesh, the Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Memon and Minister of State for External Affairs will also meet Shariyar Alam. He will meet Foreign Secretary Masood bin Momen on Wednesday.
The visit comes at a time when India is promoting relations between its key neighbors amid a long-drawn dispute with China over the border. In recent weeks, India has given $ 75 million in aid to the Maldives, a $ 400 million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka and 10 railway locomotives to Bangladesh as part of a strengthening effort.