President Abdul Hamid leaves for six-day India visit
18 December 2014, Nirapad News : President Abdul Hamid has left for Delhi on a six-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.
A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the president and his wife Rashida Khanom departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45 am today. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam is accompanying the president. This is the first India tour by a Bangladesh president after nearly three decades.
The president is making his visit to the neighbouring country at a crucial time when the two countries are expecting to ratify the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) soon to take the bilateral relations to a newer height. The visit is expected to further deepen the existing friendly relations and cooperation between the neighbours.
President Hamid will hold a meeting with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhaban on Friday. Later, he will join a dinner hosted by the Indian president.
Abdul Hamid will also hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In New Delhi, the president will stay at Rashtrapati Bhaban.
Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and opposition leader of Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will make separate courtesy calls on President Hamid.
During the visit, Abdul Hamid will visit historically and culturally importance places like Agra, Jaipur and Kolkata.
The president is scheduled to return home on December 23.