New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali here in New Delhi on Saturday.
The Bangladesh Foreign Minister, who is in New Delhi for the third meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, had recalled the historical, cultural and economic links between both neighbours.
Expressing appreciation for the special emphasis given by the new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relations with the SAARC region and India`s neighbourhood, Foreign Minister Ali conveyed the strong desire of the people and Government of Bangladesh to further strengthen and deepen relations with India.
He extended an invitation on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Prime Minister Modi to visit Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Modi said that he looked forward to visiting Bangladesh at the earliest convenience and he looked forward to welcoming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in India.