SHILLONG, Aug 18 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will accompany Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Bangladesh next month, officials said here on Thursday.
The decision came after Sangma received the personal invitation letter from the prime minister yesterday, they said.
According to the letter, the prime minister has underlined that "Bangladesh is an important neighbour with whom we wish to develop sound and healthy relations".
Sangma hoped that it would go a long way to help fructify the efforts of the state government to establish closer and more fruitful ties with Bangladesh.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too is scheduled to accompany Singh during the Dhaka trip.
Both Meghalaya and West Bengal are neighbours to Bangladesh.