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'Mamata likely to visit Dhaka in Feb'
Observer Online Desk
Published : Wednesday, 24 December, 2014,  Time : 9:37 AM,  View Count : 50
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee is likely to visit Bangladesh in February next year.

President Abdul Hamid invited Mamata to visit Dhaka and the CM has reportedly accepted the invitation, reports The Times of India quoting unidentified sources and mentioned that she is likely to visit Dhaka in February.

Mamata had skipped her visit to Bangladesh in September 2011 with then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday hosted a dinner for Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid at Raj Bhavan, the TOM report said.

It was also attended by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, tourism minister Bratya Basu, urban development minister Firhad Hakim and panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee.

Quoting a source, the report said Mamata was very informal during a chat with the President. No serious topics, like the Teesta water-sharing issue, came up for discussion.

Earlier, Mamata showed her keen interest to visit Bangladesh when Abida Islam, the then Bangladesh deputy high commissioner to India, extended an invitation of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali to her in a meeting at the state secretariat "Nabanno".


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