Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and bade her best wishes for her team in the cricket World Cup 2015.
He also spoke to the heads of three other countries which are also taking part in the biggest cricketing competition of the world, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
“Spoke to President @ashrafghani, PM Sheikh Hasina, PM Nawaz Sharif and President Sirisena. Conveyed my best wishes for the Cricket World Cup,” Modi said in Twitter.
He said “Five SAARC nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup. Am sure WC will celebrate sportsman spirit and will be a treat for sports lovers.”
Modi said “Cricket connects people in our region and promotes goodwill. Hope players from SAARC region play with passion and bring laurels to the region.
Modi also added that he would send his new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in a visit to other South Asian countries soon “to bolster bilateral relationship.”
“Would be sending our new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on a SAARC Yatra soon to further strengthen our ties”, the Prime Minister said.
As the World Cup began on Thursday, Modi had tweeted individual wishes for each member of Team India, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Vice-Captain Virat Kohli, adds NDTV.
Source: The Daily Star