Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Minister Visits India
8 February 2019
Mr. Abdul Momen, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Government of Bangladesh, undertook a four-day visit to India, his first foreign trip since his appointment by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. On 8 February 2019, the Foreign Minister co-chaired the 5th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee Meeting with Ms. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of the Government of India, in New Delhi. This bilateral meeting discussed progress in trade and connectivity, and water, power and energy sectors, as well as development partnership, security, defense, and consular and cultural cooperation.
Mr. Momen also called on India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 February, and President Pranab Mukherjee. The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the presence of the Foreign Minister in India, and highlighted the growth of India-Bangladesh relations in the last few years. Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to work with Bangladesh to build on this momentum in the relationship between the two neighboring countries.