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BIMSTEC, SAARC, PUIC greet Sheikh Hasina

BBC   

9 January, 2019 09:40 AM



BIMSTEC, SAARC, PUIC greet Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo

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Secretary Generals of BIMSTEC, SAARC and PUIC on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her assumption to the office of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term.

In separate messages sent to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, they expressed hope to work together with Bangladesh more closely in the coming years for mutual benefits.

BIMSTEC Secretary General M Shahidul Islam in a message said: “Assumption of the position of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term is a demonstration of the people’s trust and confidence in your leadership that has been constantly leading Bangladesh towards growth, prosperity and stability”.

He said the growth and prosperity of Bangladesh under able leadership of Sheikh Hasina is an important contributing factor in achieving BIMSTEC’s objective of building a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal region.

BIMSTEC is grateful to the Bangladesh government for hosting and supporting its permanent Secretariat in Dhaka, he said, hoping that BIMSTEC would continue to receive support of the Sheikh Hasina’s government in the coming years.

Secretary General of Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Muhamed Khouraichi NIASS hoped that the Union would have the continued support of the parliament and the government of Bangladesh to serve the Muslim Ummah.

He prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant health and growing success to Sheikh Hasina in person and prosperity and glory of the people of Bangladesh.

SAARC Secretary General Amjad Hussain B Sial said appointment of Sheikh Hasina to the high office for the fourth term is amply demonstrative of the trust and confidence reposed in her leadership by the people of Bangladesh.

He said as the founding member of SAARC, Bangladesh continues to play a constructive role in promoting regional cooperation in South Asia. “Several important initiatives taken and the three historic summits hosted by Bangladesh continue to guide the SAARC process even today.”

The SAARC Secretary General expressed her confidence that the association would receive continued support and cooperation from Bangladesh under Sheikh Hasina’s sagacious leadership in further deepening the SAARC process to promote the welfare of the peoples of the region.


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