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President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a three-day visit to Bangladesh, his first trip post Covid-19 Pandemic

Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a three-day visit to Bangladesh. He will be there to participate in Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day celebrations that reflects the importance of the bilateral relationship between India and Bangladesh. This will be his first foreign tour since the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India is ready to embark on his three-day tour to neighboring Bangladesh. President Kovind will start his tour today and will be in Bangladesh to participate in the country’s 50th Victory Day celebrations that reflects the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries. This is his first foreign visit since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. Kovind will also be accompanied by a delegation that includes Union minister of state (MoS) for education Subhas Sarkar and MP Rajdeep Roy. The delegation is scheduled to visit places of rich cultural heritage which also include Bangabandhu Memorial Musem and Kovind will also be interacting with members of civil societies and the Indian community.

The Indian President was invited by the Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid to represent India at the country’s 50th Victory Day as a ‘Guest of Honour’. He will be the only foreign dignitary that will be participating on the occasion scheduled to be held in the country’s capital, Dhaka on December 16. President Ram Nath Kovind will also hold meetings with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen. As per sources, Kovind will also interact with the freedom fighters of Bangladesh alongside interacting with veterans of the Indian military who fought in the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War. 

The visit by President Kovind is also aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties between the friendly countries and the tour will last from December 15-17. This will also be the first Presidential visit by an Indian President to Bangladesh since 2013, the last was by former President Late Pranab Mukherjee. The President, on his last day of the tour, will also inaugurate and inspect the newly renovated section of the ‘Kali Mondir’ at Ramna in Dhaka.

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By TIS Staffer
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