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Indian Minister of State for Shipping in city

Indian Minister of State for Shipping in city 

Dhaka, Oct 9 : Indian Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport, Highways, Chemical and Fertiliser Mansukh L. Mandaviya arrived here on Monday afternoon on a two-day visit.

The Indian Minister will attend the second South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum (SAMLF) on Tuesday afternoon.

It will be held under the joint aegis of the Ministry of Shipping of Bangladesh in association with Gateway Media (Pvt) Ltd of India and Colombo International Maritime Conference Event (CIMC) of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event in a city hotel at 4pm, said an official.

High officials of 20 countries including India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal will attend the programme.

The Indian Minister will also visit Bangabandhu Memorial Museum  at 11am on Tuesday to pay tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He will alao visit Dhakeshwari Temple at 9:45 am on the same day.

On Monday evening, Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla hosted a dinner in honour of the Minister which was attended by International Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister Dr Gowher Rizvi, Members of Parliament, various political leaders as well as leaders of business