Jaishankar meets Bangladesh Foreign Minister, discusses bilateral issues

Dushanbe (Tajikistan): External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Friday met his Bangladesh counterpart A K Abdul Momen and discussed bilateral matters.

“A close neighbour, a closer partner. EAM Dr S Jaishankar met with Foreign Minister of Bangladesh A K Abdul Momen in Dushanbe to review the recent progress made in bilateral relations. EAM is in the Tajik capital to attend the CICA 2019 summit,” MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Dr Jaishankar is here to attend the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit that began from Friday.

CICA is a pan-Asia forum for enhancing cooperation and promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.

India is a member of CICA since its inception and late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had participated in the first CICA Summit held in 2002 in Almaty.

India has been actively participating in various activities conducted under the aegis of CICA.

The theme of the 5th summit is “shared vision for a secure and more prosperous CICA region”.

The two- day Summit will adopt a declaration covering issues of cooperation within CICA.

During the 5th Summit, CICA Leaders are likely to deliberate on the existing and emerging issues of common concern to the members and underline implementation of confidence building measures for developing Asia into a prosperous, secure and peaceful region. (UNI)

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