External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar brings greetings on Bangladesh Independence Day

S Jaishankar sent greetings to his Bangladeshi counterpart on the country’s Independence Day.

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar extended his greetings to his Bangladeshi counterpart, Dr AK Abdul Momen and the people of the country on the occasion of Independence Day.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Mr Jaishankar said he was looking forward to working together to add more pages to India-Bangladesh Maitri’s golden chapter.

“Warm greetings to FM Dr AK Abdul Momen and the government and people of #Bangladesh on their National Day. I look forward to working together to add more pages to India-Bangladesh Golden Chapter Maitri,” he said.

Bangladesh and India are determined to further strengthen and consolidate the existing excellent relations based on commonalities of values, culture and heritage based on mutual trust, respect and understanding.

Bangladesh’s National Day, March 26, commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971.

India and Bangladesh observed on December 6 as Maitri Diwas as New Delhi recognized Dhaka on this day in 1971.

India was the second country, after Bhutan, to recognize Bangladesh as a sovereign and independent state on December 6, 1971. This day was designated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Bangladesh Friendship Day and India (Moitree Dibosh) in March 2021.

Shirlene J. Manley