The first India-Bangladesh High Commissioners’ Summit ongoing, Priyo News, November 14, 2014
The first India-Bangladesh High Commissioners’ Summit which aims to broaden the two nation’s bilateral ties further is going on in Dhaka.
The summit began at 9:00am at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University.
The university’s Department of International Relations and India-Bangladesh Foundation jointly organised the programme.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali is present at the summit as chief gust and will address the inaugural session.
The event will bring together former high commissioners of Bangladesh and India who will share their mutual experiences on the current state of India-Bangladesh relations.
Former Indian high commissioners, who previously served in Dhaka, are expected to participate in this summit.
They are Muchkund Dubey (Oct 1979-Oct 1982), IS Chadha (Oct 1985-Feb 1989), Deb Mukharji (March 1995-July 2000), Veena Sikri (Dec 2003-Nov 2006), Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty (January 2007-Dec 2009) and Rajeet Mitter (Dec 2009-Oct 2011).
Among others, by Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, Prof Ashequa Irshad and Prof Imtiaz Ahmed of Department of International Relations will also address the inaugural session.
The inaugural session will be followed by three working sessions where the former high commissioners of the two countries will deliver their speeches on Lessons from the Past, Changes and Hurdles in Contemporary Times, and India-Bangladesh Relations and its Future.
14 November, 2014