Dhaka-Delhi for strengthening bilateral ties, cooperation

January 30, 2021 Bangladesh
Dhaka and Delhi on Friday decided to further more solidify bilateral ties and mutual cooperation found in the context of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.

Your choice was made at the Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) held in New Delhi today. 

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen from Bangladesh and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla from the India co-chaired the meeting, said a foreign ministry press release.

The two countries underscored the value of the entire year 2021 in the context of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh, the 50th year of bilateral diplomatic ties in addition to the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

It was also agreed between the two countries to maintain the steady momentum of bilateral cooperation and people-to-people tie.

Both sides noted with satisfaction the renewal of the Air Travel Bubble arrangement that will facilitate essential travel between the two sides.

The FOC expressed satisfaction at the intensity of bilateral exchanges, continuing steadily despite COVID-19.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Dhaka visit in March 26, the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's liberation, was also important topic on the FOC.

Previously August 18 last year, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Dhaka. He as well held a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen. 

Secretary Momen was planned to go to Delhi in December previous however the tour was canceled just after he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Source: Banglanews24 - Bangladesh

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