| GEO World|
| Mukherjee arrives in Bangladesh for talks|
| Updated at: 2115 PST, Monday, February 09, 2009|
DHAKA: Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Dhaka on Monday for talks on trade, investment and security with top Bangladeshi officials.
"We will work for further improvement of bilateral relations and find new areas of cooperation," Pranab said on his arrival at Zia International Airport.
Pranab was scheduled to hold meetings with Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni later in the day. "I hope to cover in my interaction the entire gamut of our relations including security, connectivity, trade and investment and other important areas," the Indian minister said.
This is the first visit by an Indian minister after Bangladesh returned to democratic rule following December elections, ending two years under a military backed government. In the elections, Hasina's Awami League-led alliance won a sweeping victory.