07 April 2020

Information Minister meets Narendra Modi

Bangladeshi Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud met neighboring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s office in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency report said.

The minister was invited to the Indian premier’s office with other distinguished ministers from various nations who are currently participating in the ‘Raisina Dialogue 2020’.

During the conversation, Modi conveyed his warm greetings to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the Bangladeshi information minister.

Earlier, Hasan paid a courtesy call on Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and discussed further promotion of bilateral relations.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladeshi and Indian state-run radios launched a broadcast exchange programme enabling audiences to listen to Bangladesh Betar and Akashvani radio in both the countries.

Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud and his Indian counterpart Prakash Javadekar jointly launched the broadcasting programme between Proshar Bharati and Bangladesh Betar.

They also witnessed signing of a MoU on the Biopic on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman being jointly produced by Bangladesh and India. It is being directed by famous Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal.

Dr. Hasan Mahmud on Thursday also visited Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad to see the facilities there as Bangladesh is also developing a film city named after Bangabandhu.

The information minister is expected to return home on January 17, the release added.

Kamruzzaman


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