Salman Khurshid due on Saturday

The External Affairs Minister of India Salman Khurshid will arrive here on a two-day official visit to attend the Second Meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission on February 16.

He would visit the country at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr. Dipu Moni, sources said.

During his visit, Salman is scheduled to call on the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He is also expected to meet the Home Minister and Minister for Water Resources.

The visit is in keeping with the tradition of high-level exchanges between India and Bangladesh that have contributed to the deepening and strengthening of bilateral relations.

This will be his first visit to Bangladesh after assuming office on October 28 last year.

Khurshid had earlier visited Bangladesh in May 2012 as the Minister for Law and Justice and Minority Affairs to represent India at the joint celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the publication of the “Bidrohi” by Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The Joint Consultative Commission was established under the Framework Agreement on Co-operation for Development signed by the two Prime Ministers in September 2011.

The Joint Consultative Commission will review progress in various sectors of the relationship, identify thrust areas and give directions for further growth of the bilateral

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