External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali here on Wednesday.
"A valued neighbour, an important friend. EAM meets with Bangladeshi FM Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, " external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The meeting assumes significance because of the Bangladesh government's clampdown on terrorist elements following the killing of a head priest of a Hindu temple in the country last month, the responsibility for which was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror outfit
On Tuesday, Ali addressed the Raisina Dialogue here, a global conclave on geopolitics and geo - economics organised by the external affairs ministry and the Observer Research Foundation.
He called for integration of the South Asian nations saying that the newly formed Bangladesh - Bhutan - India - Nepal (BBIN) sub - regional coordinative architecture would prove to be a game changer in the region.