VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: August 19, 2020

Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla calls on PM Hasina: Dhaka Tribune

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has met with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla at her official residence, Ganabhaban, in Dhaka. The meeting took place on Tuesday evening, where the prime minister and the Indian foreign secretary discussed how to boost the existing bilateral ties between the neighbouring countries. A high official of the Indian High Commission to Bangladesh confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune. Click here to read...

Covid pandemic exposes country’s economic divide: The Kathmandu Post

Rita Bhandari is staying at her home at Imadol, Lalitpur and she is worried. After learning that four of her colleagues tested positive for Covid-19, she, along with one of her friends, tried to get tested for five consecutive days last week. Then they gave up. “Every day, we had to return disappointed,” said Bhandari. Click here to read...

India-Sri Lanka discuss designated commercial flights: Daily Mirror

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardane, in his telephone conversation with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar yesterday has discussed among other matters, the launching of designated commercial flight operations between the two countries to facilitate business travel. He told Daily Mirror that he received a call from his Indian counterpart at 11.00 am and discussed a host of matters relevant to bilateral economic cooperation, the COVID-19 situation and follow-up action on matters agreed upon during earlier meetings between the leaders of the two countries were discussed. Clic

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