Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the capital Dhaka on Saturday with a billion-dollar credit package to finance 14 14 infrastructure related projects in Bangladesh.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith received him at the tarmac of VVIP lounge of Shahjalal Intrenational airport at 3-45 pm (local time), officials confirmed.
This is the first visit by a key Indian leader since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India on January 10-13 this year.
During his 4-hour sojourn Mr. Mukherjee will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and hold bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and Finance Minister AMA Munith.
BBN/SSR/SI/AD-07Aug10-8:20 pm (BST)