Modi first head of state to congratulate Hasina for victory

Modi first head of state to congratulate Hasina for victory

Prothom Alo English Desk | Prothom Alo Dec 31, 2018

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina (L) and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Photo: BSSIndian prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a phone call to his Bangladesh counterpart and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and extended his heartfelt congratulations to her on securing her party’s absolute majority in the 11th parliamentary elections.

“The Indian premier phoned prime minister Sheikh Hasina around 10:30am and congratulated her, the Awami League and the people of Bangladesh on securing her party’s absolute majority in the national elections held on Sunday,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

“The victory of the Awami League in the polls is a reflection of stunning development that Bangladesh attained under your dynamic leadership,” Modi quoted to have said.

The Indian prime minister assured that his country will continue to support Bangladesh’s development efforts like the past, the press secretary said.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina also greeted Narendra Modi and the people of his country.

She thanked the Indian premier for making the phone call and said he is the first head of state or government who congratulated her after her party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

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