Jaishankar to meet Momen over dinner in New York on sidelines of UN General Assembly

High Commissioner Doraiswami conveys the invitation during a farewell call on the foreign minister

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 13 Sept 2022, 08:09 PM
Updated : 13 Sept 2022, 08:09 PM

India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will meet his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen over a dinner on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Vikram Doraiswami, who has been serving as the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka since October 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, conveyed Jaishankar's invitation at a farewell call on Momen at his office on Tuesday.

Momen accepted the invitation, according to a statement from the ministry.

Momen credited the high commissioner for his role during the unprecedented state visits by both the president and the prime minister of India to Bangladesh the same year.

He also appreciated the proactive role of Doraiswami in the joint commemoration of Maitree Dibosh, or Friendship Day, on Dec 6, 2021, which was celebrated in 20 selected cities, including Dhaka and New Delhi.

Doraiswami thanked the foreign minister for the support and cooperation he received in discharging his duties during his stint in Bangladesh, according to the ministry.

He said he will always cherish his time in Dhaka. 

According to the envoy, the outstanding bilateral relations turned into a remarkable one because of the ongoing collaboration and cooperation between the two countries.

The foreign minister said the close friendship between the two countries will also be useful in meeting regional challenges. 

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