‘Misleading’ news on Shahriar’s visit to India

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has noticed few ‘misleading’ news items published in different media regarding the supposed visit of State Minister Md Shahriar Alam to participate in Raisina Dialouge in New Delhi.

Alam was invited as a speaker by the host Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in the Dialouge. But it coincides with his visit to UAE to accompany Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from Sunday.

“As such State Minister Alam could not avail the participation,” the foreign ministry said. “A regret letter, on this regard, has already been communicated with ORF.” 

“It may be noted that there was no bilateral engagement scheduled during the visit. The inability of his participation has no other connection,” read the statement. Media reports connected the cancellation of the visit with the ongoing issues related to citizenship amendment act in New Delhi.