Sushma Swaraj due in capital today


PV Desk : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in the city is scheduled to arrive this afternoon on a two-day official visit to review bilateral issues.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will receive his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport at around 2.30 pm.

During the visit, Sushma Swaraj will lead the Indian delegation to Bangladesh and India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting begins at 4.30 pm today at State Guest House Padma.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will lead Bangladesh delegation to the meeting, a foreign ministry spokesperson told BSS yesterday.

Besides, the Indian External Affairs Minister is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 6 pm today.

Apart from bilateral issues, huge influx of Rohingya refugees, which created humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, is likely to come up for discussion in both the meetings.

The Indian External Affairs Minister will leave here on Monday afternoon ending her two-day Dhaka visit.