PM Modi to meet BNP chief Khaleda Zia

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh is expected to hold discussions with Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday.

According to a report in the Daily Star, the announcement by the Foreign Secretary of India, S Jaishankar came hours after Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali ruled out “any possibility” of the Indian PM meeting Khaleda during his trip.

At a press conference in New Delhi, Jaishankar said that during his trip, PM Modi will receive and interact with a number of Bangladeshi leaders, including Opposition Begum Raushan Ershad, former prime minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia, presidents of leading chambers and leaders of leftist parties.

As per some reports, Zia  had congratulated Modi even before the official results of the elections were declared and had also thanked the Modi government after the ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh by parliament of India.

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