Digital Desk, Dhaka. President of India Ram Nath Kovind will attend the Vijay Diwas celebrations in Bangladesh on December 16, apart from his other important events. President Kovind will visit Bangladesh at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Abdul Hamid. External Affairs Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen confirmed the Indian President’s visit to Bangladesh.
This will be the first visit of the 14th President of India to Bangladesh. He took oath on 25 July 2017. Bangladesh is celebrating the golden jubilee of its independence and the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Both the countries also decided to observe 6 December as Friendship Day, the day India recognized Bangladesh in 1971.
Officials said Bangladesh and India are working together for two big events next month – Friendship Day and Bangladesh’s Victory Day – with exchanges for high-level visits on December 6 and December 16 respectively. From 26 to 27 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a state visit to Bangladesh to attend the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, Rahman’s birth centenary and 50 years of celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is also looking forward to high level participation from Bhutan. The visit marks the half-century partnership between Bangladesh and India that has strengthened, matured and developed into a model for bilateral relations for the entire region that both sides have recognized.