External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to visit Bangladesh and Bhutan from April 28-30

During the visit to Dhaka on April 28-29, Jaishankar will meet the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and meet with his counterpart, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.

“The foreign minister’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh can be viewed against the backdrop of frequent high-level bilateral visits and exchanges, especially as the two sides commemorate fifty years of establishing diplomatic relations,” the ministry said in a statement. a statement. The Foreign Minister’s last visit to the country dates back to March 2021.

In Thimphu on April 29-30, Jaishankar will be the first high-level foreign visitor to Bhutan since March 2020. “This will be the first high-level official visit since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic,” the ministry said. Foreign Affairs of Bhutan. , announcing the visit.

Jaishankar will meet King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji in the Bhutanese capital.

Bhutan’s foreign ministry said that “during the visit, Jaishankar will receive audiences with His Majesty the King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.”

“India and Bhutan share a unique and time-tested bilateral relationship characterized by utmost trust, goodwill and mutual understanding. During the visit, the two sides will discuss all matters of mutual concern, including including upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydropower cooperation,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.

Shirlene J. Manley