Dhaka: President Ram Nath Kovind will attend the 'Victory Day' celebrations in Bangladesh on December 16. On the invitation of his Bangladeshi colleague Abdul Hamid, President Kovind will travel to Bangladesh. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Bangladesh's Foreign Minister, confirmed the Indian President's travel to Bangladesh. This will be the 14th president of India's first visit to Bangladesh. On July 25, 2017, he was sworn in.
Bangladesh is commemorating the Golden Jubilee of its Independence as well as the birth centennial of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation. The two countries also agreed to celebrate Maitri Diwas (Friendship Day) on December 6, the day India recognised Bangladesh in 1971.
Officials from Bangladesh and India said they are working together to plan two mega-events next month - Maitri Diwas and Bangladesh Victory Day - on December 6 and 16, respectively, with the exchange of high-level visits. Bhutan is also expected to participate at a high level in Bangladesh. The visit symbolises Bangladesh and India's 50-year cooperation, which has deepened, matured, and evolved into a'model for bilateral ties' for the entire region, as both sides acknowledged.