Indian FM Jaishankar due in Dhaka Monday

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 00:14, Aug 19, 2019 | Updated : 00:15, Aug 19, 2019

File photo of Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. REUTERSIndian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will arrive in Dhaka on Monday (Aug 18) on a three-day official visit, reports BSS.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will receive his Indian counterpart at the VIP Lounge of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9.20pm on Monday, a ministry statement said on Sunday (Aug 18).
According to the foreign ministry, Jaishankar will visit the Bangabandhu Museum on Dhanmondi Road No. 32 on Tuesday (Aug 20) to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Later Jaishankar and Momen will hold a bilateral meeting at the State Guest House Padma at 11am.
S Jaishankar is also scheduled to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday.
Earlier in June Momen invited Jaishankar when he held first meeting with his new Indian counterpart on the sidelines of the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
It will be Jaishankar’s first Bangladesh visit after taking oath to office in Narendra Modi’s cabinet on May 30.
A career diplomat, Jaishankar served as India’s foreign secretary from 2015 to 2018.
The 64-year-old had joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 and had stints as the high commissioner to Singapore and the ambassador to China and the US.
He is credited for helping resolve the Doklam stand-off through negotiations with China. Earlier in 2007, he played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement that was signed by the UPA government.
After his retirements from the Indian foreign services in 2018, he had taken over as the Tata Group’s president of Global Corporate Affairs.
Jaishankar was honoured with the Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind in March this year.