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Updated: January 7, 2012 15:57 IST

Sheikh Hasina to visit Tripura from Jan 11

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A student walks past a hoarding of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, which has been put up for the forthcoming 9th convocation of the university, in Agartala on Saturday.
PTI A student walks past a hoarding of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, which has been put up for the forthcoming 9th convocation of the university, in Agartala on Saturday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would arrive Agartala on a two-day trip to Tripura on January 11, official sources said on Saturday.

The visit would be the first by any prime minister of Bangladesh to Tripura, which had played a key role in that country’s liberation war.

Ms. Hasina, who would head a 56-member delegation including Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and two other ministers, would be received by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal, state Chief Secretary, S K Panda said.

Mr. Sibal would receive Ms. Hasina as a special emissary of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when she arrives at Agartala airport by a special aircraft from Dhaka at 3 p m on the day, he said.

Vice-President Hamid Ansari would also arrive here on the day on the occasion of the visit.

During her stay, Ms. Hasina would participate in discussions with business delegations of both countries and would be conferred the honorary doctorate of literature of Tripura Central University at its ninth convocation by Mr. Ansari.

She would return to Bangladesh on January 12 after a civic reception by Agartala Municipal Council, he added.

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