Dhaka, Feb 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his wish to visit Tungipara in Bangladesh -- the birthplace of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, popularly known as Bangabandhu, the country's Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said.
Momen said Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is likely to visit Bangladesh before Modi's scheduled tour in March.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Modi are scheduled to hold summit-level talks in Dhaka on March 27, taking forward the relations between the two countries keeping the celebratory year in focus.
Bangladesh and India would hold four Secretary-level meetings before the summit talks between the two Prime Ministers, to provide inputs for the March 27 talks.
The meeting between the Water Resources Secretaries of the two countries would be held in Indian capital New Delhi while Commerce Secretary-level, Home Secretary-level and Shipping Secretary-level talks would be held in Dhaka.
"PM Modi wishes to visit Tungipara... It's yet to be finalized. But We're progressing quite smoothly," Momen said.
The two countries are currently working on four to five MoUs to be signed during the Summit meeting and there is a possibility to increase the number of bilateral documents with inputs from four Secretary-level meetings.
Earlier in the December 17, 2020 virtual meeting, Hasina thanked Modi for accepting her invitation to visit Bangladesh in March 2021 to join the celebrations on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations. - IANS