Meghalaya CM to accompany PM on Dhaka visit

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Bangladesh next month, officials said here on Thursday.

Updated: Aug 18, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

Shillong; Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul
Sangma will accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his
visit to Bangladesh next month, officials said here on Thursday.
The decision came after Sangma received the personal
invitation letter from the prime minister yesterday, they
said.

According to the letter, the prime minister has underlined
that "Bangladesh is an important neighbour with whom we wish
to develop sound and healthy relations".

Sangma hoped that it would go a long way to help fructify
the efforts of the state government to establish closer and
more fruitful ties with Bangladesh.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too is
scheduled to accompany Singh during the Dhaka trip.

Both Meghalaya and West Bengal are neighbours to
Bangladesh.

PTI