Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison on Sunday congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as the prime minister of Bangladesh for the fourth term. ‘One behalf of the government and the people of Japan, I would like to extend my warm congratulations to Sheikh Hasina on her assumption of office for the fourth term,’ Shinzo Abe said in a congratulatory letter.
Abe said that he was convinced that Hasina would continue to lead the path of democracy and economic development in Bangladesh and Japan would continue to support to her government.
’I am very pleased that our bilateral relationship has dramatically developed under the ’comprehensive partnership’,’ he added.
The Japanese prime minister commended highly the efforts of the Bangladeshi government to provide shelter to a large number of displaced Rohingya people of Rakhine state.
’I am looking forward to working actively with Sheikh Hasina to additionally fortify the respective relationship and for stability and peace in the region,’ he said.
In his congratulatory letter, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison termed Bangladesh a valued partner in the Indian Ocean region.
’We will continue to work with Bangladesh to support the growth and stability and address our shared interests, including on increasing trade and investment, countering violent extremism, promoting human rights and addressing the Rohingya crisis,’ Morrison added.
Chairman of ’council ministers’ of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic also congratulated prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.
’I am confident that extremely well-friendly relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, would, with your support, continue to strengthen and deepen for the benefit of our peoples and citizens,’ he said.
Prime minister of Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-appointment as the prime minister of Bangladesh, said United News of Bangladesh.
In his message, the Slovak prime minister has also expressed conviction that the relations between Bangladesh and the Slovak Republic would be proceeding in all areas of mutual interest, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
Foreign minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajckk congratulated AK Abdul Momen on his appointment as the foreign minister of Bangladesh.
The Slovak foreign minister, in his message, expressed conviction that the relations between Bangladesh and the Slovak Republic would develop in all areas of common interest and the two foreign ministries would contribute to this endeavour.
In a separate message, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan mentioned that the two peoples are bound by common values and religious sentiments.
The Uzbek Foreign Minister has expressed his conviction that the two countries would be able to create favourable conditions by joint efforts for the consistent and effective development of cooperation.