Dhaka, August 18 (The Daily Star): Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today and discussed the post Covid-19 economic recovery and assistance, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das said.
Speaking at a media briefing at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital, Riva said Shringla came to Dhaka to convey the message that India and Bangladesh have deep relations and that Delhi will continue to be a development partner of Dhaka.
“India has special and close relations with Bangladesh. Therefore, the foreign secretary has come to meet the prime minister with this message in an unofficial type of visit even during this pandemic,” she said, adding that PM Hasina appreciated the visit.
Shringla met Hasina at the Gono Bhaban around 7:30pm. The meeting, which was scheduled to begin at 3:30pm, lasted for an hour. The briefing was also delayed by two hours and started around 9:30pm.