Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar bin Ibrahim.
In a letter, she wrote, “Your election to this high office is a clear testimony and a manifestation of trust and confidence by the Malaysian people in your visionary leadership, wisdom, and long-time sacrifices for your country. I am confident that under your charismatic stewardship, Malaysia will continue to thrive with greater prosperity in the days ahead.”
“2022 is a special year for Bangladesh-Malaysia friendship as both countries are celebrating the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations,” the letter read.
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Meanwhile, PM recalled that Malaysia was one of the first Muslim-majority countries to recognise Bangladesh in early 1972.
Since then, the two countries have been enjoying an excellent bilateral relationship based on common faith, fraternity, and cooperation for shared prosperity.
She showed satisfaction saying that Malaysia hosts a substantial number of Bangladeshi nationals working in various sectors of the economy and contributing to the socio-economic development of the two countries.
She reiterated that both countries are committed to further consolidating the comprehensive partnership in various areas such as human resources, trade, investment, education, tourism, etc.
The premier trusts that the existing multi-dimensional relationship will grow under the dynamic leadership of Anwar bin Ibrahim and
Hasina also said that she is looking forward to working closely with the new Malaysian PM on mutual interests in the bilateral, regional, and global context that benefits the two nations.
Hasina wished Anwar good health, long life, happiness and peace, progress, and prosperity for the people of Malaysia.