Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, (UNI): A 34-member delegation of Bangladesh government and ruling Awami League left for India on a three-day visit to that country.
They left for India this (Thursday) morning, an Awami League source said.
They are scheduled to take part in Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue to be held in Shimla, capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, from Friday.
The event is aimed at marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India relations.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam is leading the delegation.
The delegation included Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Cultural Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil,MP, Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Muhibul Hasan Chowdhury Nawfel, Awami League International Affairs Secretary Shammi Ahmed, Awami League Finance and Planning Secretary Wasika Ayesha Khan, MP.
The aim of the two-day 10th episode of the dialogue is to review the bilateral relations and further strengthen the relations between the two friendly countries in various fields of cooperation.
The Bangladesh Foundation for Regional Studies and the India Foundation will jointly organize a program titled ‘Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue’ with the participation of policy makers, diplomats and experts on Bangladesh-India relations from both countries.
Besides, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Joy Ram Tagore, former BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, state minister for foreign affairs Dr. Prince Ranjan Singh and Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation will be present.
The two-day dialogue is likely to focus on trade and investment, connectivity, technology, energy, regional security, extremism and sustainable development through increased people-to-people contacts, said sources.