New Delhi, Nov 3 (IBNS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia called on President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Saturday morning.
The President welcomed the Leader of Opposition and Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party to India and enquired about her stay and visit to Ajmer.
He said India admires Khaleda Zia´s contribution to the development of Bangladesh both as the Prime Minister and Leader of Opposition.
"India attaches the highest importance to our relations with Bangladesh which is a close neighbour," said a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Khaleda Zia conveyed that she had good discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.
Mukherjee recollected that he had the privilege of working with Khaleda Zia twice before when she was in power.
He called for the establishment of close and friendly relations between India and Bangladesh and said there exists tremendous potential for cooperation between the two countries.