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12:00 AM, November 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 15, 2019

Modi extends invite to Hasina

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited his Bangladesh counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, to watch the second Test match between Bangladesh and India, which will begin at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 22.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday confirmed Modi’s invitation letter to Hasina, saying that the Prime Minister will visit Kolkata on November 22. 

However, Prime Minister Modi will not join Sheikh Hasina in Kolkata due to his pre-engagements, said the Foreign Minister while briefing reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He said Prime Minister Hasina will be treated as a State guest and will spend a couple of hours there before returning.

Earlier, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly invited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to watch the second Test match.

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