Swaraj, who will be the first senior Indian minister to travel to Dhaka since the change of guard in India, is expected to meet Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.

She is also likely to meet top opposition leader and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Swaraj's visit to Dhaka is part of Narendra Modi government's outreach to India's neighbouring countries as was evident in the invites sent to top SAARC leaders to attend the swearing in of the Prime Minister here on May 26.

Hasina was among the first foreign leaders to felicitate Modi on his emphatic victory in Lok Sabha elections and had urged him to make Bangladesh as the first foreign destination for an official visit.

(Agencies)

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