KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid will be arriving in Kathmandu on November 12 on a three-day official visit, sources said.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli briefed the cabinet colleagues regarding the upcoming visit of the Bangladesh President to Nepal on Sunday, according to a diplomatic source privy to this development.
An official at the Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu told Republica Online said that President Mohammad will be arriving in Kathmandu leading a 70-member high-powered delegation.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and high-ranking officials of the various government agencies of Bangladesh will accompany the president during the visit.
An official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that preparations for the visit are underway.
However, the two foreign ministries have yet to make an official announcement in this connection.
Earlier last week, www.thedailystar.net, a Bangladeshi news portal, had reported that the two sides will hold talks on the Preferential Trade Agreement and BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal) Motor Vehicles Agreement during Hamid’s Nepal visit. It had reported that Hami will visit Nepal from November 11 to 14.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina and PM Oli had discussed the planned visit of Bangladesh President to Nepal when they met on the sidelines of the 18th NAM Summit in Azerbaijan on October 26.
Hasina had urged Oli to give final shape to PTA with Nepal during Hamid’s visit to Nepal; another Bangladeshi news portal www.dhakatribune.com reported citing the Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque as saying.