March 22, Dhaka: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed has paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Dhaka on Monday.
During the high-level meeting held at Dhaka based Hotel InterContinental, matters relating to bilateral relations, mutual support and collaboration were discussed.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Nepali Ambassador for Bangladesh, Dr Banshidhar Mishra and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen were present on the occasion.
Similarly, Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Momen had paid a separate courtesy call on the President on Monday itself.
President Bhandari embarked on a two-day official visit to Bangladesh to attend a special ceremony to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s Founding Father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at the cordial invitation of Bangladeshi President Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
Bangladeshi President Hamid welcomed President Bhandari at Dhaka-based Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
President Bhandari was offered a 21-gun salute and Guard of Honour at the airport. The President then was taken to the National Martyrs memorial at Sabhar where she laid a wreath and paid tributes to the martyrs. President Bhandari also planted a sapling there.
President Bhandari is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with her Bangladeshi Counterpart Hamid. President Bhandari will participate in a bilateral agreement signing ceremony on Monday itself. The two countries will sign agreements on tourism, agriculture and culture sectors.
Earlier today morning, President Bandari was seen off by Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota, National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Deputy Prime Minister Iswar Pokharel and Constituent Assembly chair Subas Nemwang at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.