Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Bangladesh to celebrate the 50th year of their liberation from Pakistan. This also happens to be the centenary year of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rehman.
PM Narendra Modi left for Bangladesh this morning and was received by Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As he landed in Dhaka, he shared a picture with Ms. Hasina and captioned it as, “Landed in Dhaka. I thank PM Sheikh Hasina for the special welcome at the airport. This visit will contribute to even stronger bilateral relations between our nations.”
He also paid tribute at the National Martyrs’ Memorial. He also planted a sapling and signed the visitors’ book there. The Indian diaspora too thronged his hotel to give him a warm welcome.
This is PM Modi’s first foreign tour since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. “I am happy that my first foreign visit after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic will be to our friendly neighbouring country, with which India shares deep cultural, linguistic and people-to-people ties,” read PM Modi’s departure statement.