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Sheikh Hasina congratulates new UK PM Boris Johnson

Sheikh Hasina congratulates new UK PM Boris Johnson

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Jul 2019, 04:22 am

Dhaka, July 26 (IBNS): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated her UK counterpart Boris Johnson as he took over the post recently.

In her congratulatory message to the British PM, Hasina said: "Please accept my heartiest congratulations and that of the government and the people of Bangladesh on your assumption of the office.”

“Your appointment is a testimony to the confidence and trust of the British people in your leadership to take your country to newer heights of unity, prosperity and dynamism,” she said.

In her message, Hasina mentioned Boris Johnson's 2018 visit to her nation.

“In Bangladesh, we fondly recall your visit in February 2018. We continue to count on your personal commitment, and UK’s global leadership in ensuring Myanmar’s accountability for atrocities committed against Rohingya minorities and their early and sustained return to their ancestral home in Myanmar in full dignity, rights and security," she said.

In the message, Hasina said her nation and the UK share a special relationship that is deeply rooted in shared values of democracy, secularism, and the common good.

The Bangladesh PM, who came to power for a third straight term after winning the polls in 2018,  said she is looking forward to celebrating 50 years of Bangladesh's independence and Bangladesh-UK diplomatic relations in 2021.