Bangabandhu’s centenary programmeModi to deliver keynote in Dhaka on Mar 17

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 13:24, Nov 15, 2019 | Updated : 13:24, Nov 15, 2019

FILE PHOTO: India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a presentation of a joint statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, Oct 5, 2018. REUTERSIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural event of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary on Mar 17, 2020 in Dhaka, reports Indian media outlet The Hindu.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invited and he has confirmed his participation,” The Hindu quoted Syed Muazzem Ali, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India.

The report also said that officials in Dhaka confirmed Modi would deliver the keynote.

The event will launch year-long programmes between 2020 and 2021, formally described as “Mujib year” celebrations. An array of Indian leaders, along with international dignitaries, will attend the event and the year-long celebrations, officials said.

In Dhaka, officials said at least “30 global leaders are invited” to various programmes and “about a dozen have already confirmed” their participation.