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Narendra Modi invites Sheikh Hasina to visit India

New Delhi:27.06.2014:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to visit India. Modi’s invitation for Hasina routed in the visit by  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Bangaladesh. Courtesy  and protocol together drove Mrs Swaraj to call on Hasina at her office and hand over Modi’s letter to her.

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Earlier, Swaraj met her Bangladeshi counterpart AH Mahmood Ali at the foreign ministry. Ali later told reporters that India has agreed to simplify the visa process. “India has agreed to provide five-year multiple entry visas for under-13 and 65 plus Bangladeshis,” he said. Swaraj arrived in Dhaka last night. It is her first overseas visit since taking office last month.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Bangladesh as part of her first official visit abroad after assuming office. Swaraj is scheduled to meet Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmood Ali first and will later meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Teesta water sharing and Land Boundary Agreement are on top of the Foreign Minister’s agenda during this visit.

The foreign minister will also meet opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia and Jatiya Party leader Rowshan Ershad .

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