As close neighbours, Bangladesh and Nepal enjoy excellent bilateral ties, she says
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Sher Bahadur Deuba, the newly-appointed prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
“Your return to the high position for the fifth time and the overwhelming support extended to you by the Parliament of Nepal on July 18 is a testimony to the trust and confidence the people and the political leadership of Nepal have on your leadership,” Sheikh Hasina said in a statement on Thursday.
“As close neighbours, Bangladesh and Nepal enjoy excellent bilateral ties that are based on multiple commonalities and shared linkages,” she said.
The premier expressed her deep confidence that under Mr Deuba’s able leadership, the existing multifarious cooperation between Bangladesh and Nepal would deepen further through exploring the untapped opportunities in potential sectors of collaboration.
She fondly recalled the recent state visit by the president of Nepal, Devi Bhandari, to Bangladesh, which added immense value to our celebrations of the twin epochal events of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh.
Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh was on its way to translating the dream of the Father of the Nation for “Sonar Bangla” into a reality by becoming a developing economy by 2021 and a developed economy by 2041.
She invited Nepal to benefit from the socio-economic development of Bangladesh and look forward to working closely for mutual benefit.
She reiterated that the relationship between the two countries that was forged when the leadership of the Nepali Congress extended support to the Liberation War in 1971 would continue to expand and deepen in the years ahead.
The premier also invited Mr Deuba to visit Bangladesh, and wished for his good health, happiness and success, and continued peace, progress and prosperity for the friendly people of Nepal.