Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, will be in India from September 5 to 8, with the goal of advancing the “multifaceted” bilateral relations.
During Hasina’s visit, the two parties are anticipated to sign a deal on the temporary sharing of water from the Kushiyara river.
The famed Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti’s Dargah is located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, and the Bangladeshi Prime Minister is set to visit there.
Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry, announced Hasina’s visit and said she would meet with President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar in addition to holding bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Hasina last visited New Delhi in October 2019.
“In the recent years, both sides have sustained high level of engagement, including at the highest level,” Bagchi said.
“The forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will further strengthen the multifaceted relationship between the two countries based on strong historical and cultural ties and mutual trust and understanding,” he added.
S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, will speak with Hasina.
India and Bangladesh completed the text of their agreement last month about the temporary sharing of water from the Kushiyara river.
The 38th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission (JRC), held in Delhi on August 25, finalised the text of the memorandum of understanding (MoU).
In order to resolve issues of shared interest on common rivers, India and Bangladesh established the Joint Rivers Commission in 1972.
In recent years, there has been an improvement in India and Bangladesh’s overall strategic partnership.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh in March of last year to take part in celebrations honouring Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s liberation from British rule.