Khaleda Zia likely to visit India in March

Khaleda Zia likely to visit India in March

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is likely to visit India sometimes in mid March to join World Cultural Festival in New Delhi, according to party sources.
The World Forum Ethics in Business and The Art of Living Foundation will jointly organise the festival on March 12-13.The organisers have already sent an invitation letter to the former premier to take part in it, said a source in the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
The BNP officially has yet not made any announcement on Khaleda’s possible visit to India to join the programme.
The invitation came at a time when the BNP, the arch rival of the ruling Awami League, wants to develop a better relation with India.
When contacted, BNP international affairs secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon yesterday confirmed that the party chairperson received an invitation letter from the organisers.
Replying to a question, he said former heads of state and former heads of the government usually join the international programmes global issues like socio-economy, human rights, cultural affairs and climate change.
The leader however said he is not sure whether the party chairperson would be able to join the programme since the party is taking preparation to hold its national council.
Later in 2012, the then opposition leader Khaleda Zia had visited India and held meeting with then President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. – Staff Reporter

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