Dhaka, March 26 -- Modi will arrive in Dhaka on Friday morning and join the celebrations at the National Parade Ground in the afternoon.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will greet Modi at the Shahjalal International Airport.

He was scheduled to arrive last year for the Mujib Year celebrations until the coronavirus pandemic forced all plans to be delayed.

Although the trip has been arranged chiefly to mark Bangladesh's dual celebrations, governments of both countries plan to discuss the bilateral ties.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said celebrating Bangabandhu's birth centenary and the golden jubilee of independence were at the core of inviting Modi this time.

"When [Hasina] will speak with her Indian counterpart, she will raise those ...