Up to date: Mar 26, 2021 18:12 IST
Dhaka [Bangladesh], March 26 (ANI): On the event of its fiftieth Independence Day, leaders from the world over, together with US President Joe Biden, UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres despatched their greetings to Bangladesh and expressed help to the nation sooner or later endeavours.
Through the Nationwide Day programme in Dhaka, the place Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was additionally current, the needs of those leaders had been telecast.
Congratulating Bangladesh on the event, US President Joe Biden mentioned: “On behalf of the US, I congratulate the individuals of Bangladesh as you have a good time your nation’s 50 years of independence. Bangladesh is an instance of financial progress and a rustic of nice hope and alternative. I congratulate you and the individuals of Bangladesh to your exceptional achievements.”
He additionally cited Bangladesh housing over one million Rohingya refugees for instance of generosity and humanity to the world.
“The US will proceed to be a steadfast accomplice to find a sturdy resolution to the disaster. I additionally applaud Bangladesh‘s dedication in addressing local weather change and stay up for my administration’s working intently with you on this difficulty,” he mentioned, including that Washington values its friendship with Dhaka.
UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres mentioned: “I ship heat greetings and congratulations to the federal government and folks of Bangladesh on the fiftieth anniversary of their independence. The individuals of Bangladesh have made great rise over the previous 5 a long time, significantly on the problems of social improvement and catastrophe preparedness.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson additionally congratulated Bangladesh on this historic event, recalling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s contribution in pleasant ties between London and Dhaka.
“I’d congratulate the individuals of Bangladesh in your fiftieth anniversary. It is superb to replicate on how a lot your nation has achieved for the reason that circumstances of its beginning. It was the go to of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman right here in 1972 that was instrumental in forging a friendship between our nations. I fondly recall being welcomed to Bangladesh with an excessive amount of generosity in 2018,” he mentioned.
“The bond between us is incarnated by the 600,000 sturdy British-Bangladeshi group who contribute a lot to the UK every single day. I feel significantly of the unbelievable medical doctors and nurses in our NHS, a lot of whom are serving to to deal with and vaccinate individuals in our battle towards COVID-19,” he additional mentioned.
Johnson additional mentioned that he regarded ahead to working with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and meet her on the day of COP26.
“The centenary occasions to commemorate the late Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are reflective of the deep affection and esteem which he’s held by your self and the individuals of Bangladesh, ” he mentioned.
“Pakistan deeply values its fraternal ties with Bangladesh, that are based mostly on shared historical past, frequent religion, and convergent pursuits in selling lasting peace and safety in addition to sustainable prosperity in our area and past… We wish to fortify our present bonds with brotherly Bangladesh and construct new ones for our succeeding generations, as we imagine the destinies of our two individuals are intertwined,” he added.
Different leaders akin to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan additionally prolonged their congratulatory statements to Bangladesh.
PM Modi and her Bangladeshi counterpart had earlier arrived on the Nationwide Parade Floor in Dhaka to take part within the Nationwide Day programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally handed the Gandhi Peace Prize to his Bangladeshi counterpart’s sister Sheikh Rehana.
The Prime Minister was seen sporting a ‘Mujib Jacket’ as he pays tribute to Bangladesh‘s Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the course of the programme.
The 2 nations are celebrating Mujib Borsho or the beginning centenary of Bangladesh‘s father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, 50 years of diplomatic ties and 50 years of Bangladesh‘s warfare of liberation.
On March 26, 1971, Bangladesh was proclaimed as an unbiased nation by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and this led to Bangladesh Liberation Warfare when a guerilla warfare ensued between Pakistan and Bangladesh liberation forces with Indian help. (ANI)