Banerjee, along with her entourage, was received by junior minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the airport in capital Dhaka city.

Before making her first official trip, Mamata took it to twitter to say it was “a very emotional moment” for her.

“I last visited Bangladesh 17 years ago and this is my first visit after new Government came to power in West Bengal,” she tweeted.

“India and Bangladesh share a special friendship and a special bond,” read another tweet from Banerjee.

During her three-day visit, Banerjee is scheduled to meet Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to strengthen ties between Bangladesh and West Bengal.

Several analysts have said her visit would be an 'icebreaker' in Dhaka's virtually strained relationship with Banerjee as the trip is expected to make an headway to the ratification of the the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), an issue over which the West Bengal Chief Minister also expressed her reservation in the past.

Ahead of her arrival, Banerjee expressed hope that her Dhaka tour would further strengthen ties between Bangladesh and her state and promote business between the two sides.

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