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Ties with Bangladesh on upward trajectory: Modi

In a meeting with the visiting Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said relations between the two countries have been on an upward trajectory and India will work to build on this momentum.
Feb 8, 2019
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NEW DELHI: In a meeting with the visiting Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said relations between the two countries have been on an upward trajectory and India will work to build on this momentum.
 
Abdul Momen’s is the first high-level visit from Bangladesh since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's victory in the parliamentary elections last December.
 
Modi congratulated Abdul Momen on his appointment as Foreign Minister and appreciated his selection of India for his first official international visit.
 
According to an official statement, Abdul Momen briefed Modi on recent developments in the bilateral relationship and on the Rohingya refugee issue.
 
"The Prime Minister said that India-Bangladesh relations have been on an upward trajectory in the last few years. He reaffirmed India's commitment to work with Bangladesh to build on this momentum during the new term in office of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," it said.
 
Abdul Momen will co-chair the Fifth India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday.

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