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Salman Khurshid to visit Bangladesh

Posted on Feb 16, 12:18PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 15 : External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will pay an official visit to Bangladesh from Feb 16 -17 at the invitation of the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Dipu Moni.

The two foreign ministers will co-chair the second meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC), according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The JCC was constituted under the Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development signed during the visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh in Sept 2011.

The first meeting of the JCC was held in New Delhi in May 2012. Both Foreign Ministers will review the progress of initiatives taken under the Framework Agreement since the last meeting and hold discussions on the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

During his visit, the External Affairs Minister is scheduled to call on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina and meet the Home Minister and the Minister for Water Resources of Bangladesh. He is also expected to call on the Leader of Opposition Begum Khaleda Zia.