Dhaka, Feb 21: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here during her maiden visit to that country. [Cornered at home, Mamata looks for a friend in Dhaka]
Banerjee had earlier posted photographs and snippets from her trip on Twitter and said the visit to Shahid Minar on occasion of the International Mother Language Day was one of the most memorable moments in her life.
"I am overwhelmed and deeply touched with emotions to experience this historic moment...It is one of the most memorable moments in my life to be present at Shadid Minar,Dhaka to pay my homage on International Mother Language Day," Banerjee said in one of her tweets today.
Banerjee also assured the Bangladeshi side that it need not worry about the Teesta Water-Sharing Treaty and said it would be solved soon. Banerjee's opposition to the treaty in the past had posed a serious threat to India-Bangladesh relation.
আমার ভাইয়ের রক্তে রাঙানো একুশে ফেব্রুয়ারিআমি কি ভুলিতে পারি … pic.twitter.com/htTSuWW9Fv— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 21, 2015
The West Bengal government repatriated 111 Bangladeshi fishermen who were detained for illegal fishing in Indian waters ahead of Banerjee's tour of Dhaka.