President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on 3-day visit to Bangladesh to attend country’s 50th Victory Day celebrations
President Ram Nath Kovind embarked on a three-day visit to Bangladesh this morning to attend the country’s 50th Victory Day celebrations. President Kovind will be attending the event at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Md Abdul Hamid.
The two countries celebrate 16th of December as Victory Day to commemorate the win over Pakistan and their unconditional surrender to our joint forces in 1971 leading to the liberation of Bangladesh. Both countries are also celebrating the golden jubilee of establishment of their diplomatic ties.
Briefing media last evening about the Preident’s visit, Foreign Secreatry Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, Mr Kovind will visit the National Martyrs Memorial at Savar this morning to pay tribute to the soldiers of both countries who lost their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971.
The Foreign Secretary said, later in the day today, President Kovind will hold a delegation-level meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart on various issues of mutual interest. During his visit, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister of the neighboring country A K Abdul Momen will call on the President. Mr Kovind will attend the Victory day celebrations at the National Parade ground as guest of honour tomorrow.
During his visit, the President will also attend the concluding celebration of birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Bangladesh Parliament. Mr Kovind will be the guest of honor and only foreign dignitary invited to jointly commemorate the Bijay Dibos celebrations of Bangladesh, reflecting the high priority the two countries accord to each other