New Delhi, April 27: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to close neighbours Bangladesh and Bhutan from April 28-30. During his visit to Bangladesh, he call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also hold discussions with Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen. The visit of the EAM to Bangladesh may be seen in the context of frequent bilateral high-level visits and exchanges particularly as both sides commemorate 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties. The last visit by the EAM to Bangladesh was in March 2021, an official statement said.
EAM Jaishankar will be Bhutan’s first high-level visitor from abroad since March 2020, reflecting the great importance both countries attach to this bilateral relationship. During the visit, he will receive an audience with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck; call on Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering, and meet his counterpart Dr. Tandi Dorji. 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 issues of mutual interest. Including the upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydro-power cooperation, the statement said.
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