Foreign Secretary in Dhaka to reset ties

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 18

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla at present landed in Dhaka on a shock go to which, sources stated, was meant to take away misgivings and reset ties towards the backdrop of a number of overtures made by China.

During his two-day keep, particulars of that are formally being stored beneath wraps, Shringla is predicted to name on PM Sheikh Hasina.

The significance of the go to will be gauged from the truth that that is Shringla’s first abroad go to after the lockdown and he will probably be Hasina’s first abroad customer as nicely. The Foreign Secretary is more likely to meet Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and his counterpart Masud Bin Momen.

The Ministry of External Affairs, nonetheless, with out giving particulars, stated the go to was meant to “discuss and take forward cooperation on matters of mutual interest.”

Bangladesh media claims the journey follows Bangladesh’s announcement that it’ll quickly get a $1 billion mortgage from China for the Teesta river venture. PM Narendra Modi had promised a deal on Teesta waters throughout his Dhaka go to 5 years again however was unable to ship on it. The UPA, too, had virtually finalised the Teesta deal nevertheless it was then torpedoed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

India has named Vikram Doraiswami to succeed Riva Ganguly Das because the India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh who will take over on the Ministry of External Affairs as Secretary (East). Shringla can also be anticipated to debate programmes chalked out to have a good time 50 years of Liberation battle this yr.

First abroad go to Post lockdown

This is Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla’s first abroad go to after the lockdown. Shringla will probably be Bangaldesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s first abroad customer as nicely.

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