Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be given the highest honour during his visit to Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Tuesday.
"Mass people of the country will also honour the Indian prime minister," the foreign minister said while speaking to journalists after inaugurating several development projects in Sylhet.
Bangladeshis are always hospitable – they will respect their guest, said Momen, who had arrived in Sylhet at noon for a one-day tour.
"Whoever is opposing the visit, it is their personnel matter," he added.
Following the Delhi riots last week, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and some right and left-wing groups have been opposing the visit.
The government has invited Modi to the upcoming events in celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Some religious groups brought out demonstrations with calls for boycotting Modi in several places in the country.
Momen said everyone has the right to express their opinions in a democratic country. But the government would show Modi the highest honour as a prime minister of a country that was a friend to Bangladesh during the Liberation War, he added.
The Indian prime minister is set to join the Mujib Year celebrations in Dhaka on March 17.