Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader crossed path with his political counterpart Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at Nilphamari airport today.
The two traded greetings and shared some light moments during the exchange, according to several men who were present at the scene this afternoon.
A close aide of Fakhrul told The Daily Star, the meeting took place when Fakhrul was waiting at the airport to return to Dhaka and Quader in the VIP waiting room.
Obaidul Quader entered the room where the senior politician was waiting and went forward.
Quader said: “As we are politicians, it will be better to keep our doors open for discussion,” Biplab Barua, deputy office secretary of the Awami League, who was present, told The Daily Star.
Quader said: “I was waiting for you at Dhaka airport. But, I heard that you were not coming. It would be good if we could come together and talk.”
Responding to Quader’s remarks, Fakhrul said he had to change schedule for family affairs.
“Our paths can be different in politics but there can be a formal relation between us. As we do politics, the path of talks should remain open,” Quader said to have said.
Yesterday, both the top leaders were scheduled to reach Sayedpur Airport in Nilphamari by the same flight, but Fakhrul later cancelled his schedule.