Mamata Banerjee
Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will come on a three-day visit to Bangladesh on February 19.
Banerjee is coming on the occasion of Amar Ekushy at the invitation of Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali.
The visit will be Banerjee’s first one to Bangladesh after taking over the office of West Bengal’s chief minister in May 2011.
Banerjee will attend the ‘Amar Ekushey Ujjyapan’ function at Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the martyrs of the Language Movement, and will visit the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
She is scheduled to call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Banerjee will also attend a tea party hosted by the foreign minister of Bangladesh.
The CM’s other engagements include an address to a business meet being organised by the India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) in association with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Kolkata, as well as an interaction with cultural personalities of both India and Bangladesh.
She will also attend a reception hosted in her honour by the High Commissioner of India.
Firhad Hakim, West Bengal minister for Urban Development; Bratya Basu, West Bengal Minister for Tourism; Indian MPs – Deepak Adhikari and Moonmoon Sen – Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra, other senior officials and eminent cultural, business and media personalities will also accompany her during the visit.
BBN/ASI/SS-17Feb15:5:20pm (BST)