Published: 01:24 PM, 26 March 2021 Last Update: 01:32 PM, 26 March 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulates Bangladesh on itsGolden Jubilee and looks forward to the UK and Bangladesh working together tocreate an environmentally-sustainable future.
Janomot desk: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsoncongratulated the people of Bangladesh on their Golden Jubilee. He said: “It’samazing to reflect on how much your nation has achieved since the circumstanceof its birth.”
In a video message, Prime Minister Johnson remembered thehistoric visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Downing Street in Londonin 1972, describing the visit as “instrumental in forging the friendship”between the UK and Bangladesh.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is greeted byBritish Prime Minister Edward Heath in London on 8th January 1972.
Prime Minister Johnson recalled fondly his visit to Bangladeshin 2018, when he was welcomed “with a great deal of warmth and generosity”. Heemphasised the bond between the UK and Bangladesh, “incarnated by the 600,000strong British-Bangladeshi community who contribute so much to the UnitedKingdom every day”. He added: “I think particularly of the fantastic doctor andnurses in our NHS, many of whom are helping to treat and vaccinate people inour battle against COVID-19”.
Prime Minister Johnson hailed Bangladesh as “one of thefastest growing economies in the world” and emphasised that the UK andBangladesh “share the ambition to create an ever more prosperous andenvironmentally-sustainable future”.
Prime Minister Johnson concluded by saying: “I look forward toworking with Prime Minister Hasina and to seeing her again at COP26 in Glasgow.But for now as we look ahead to next 50 years of British and Bangladeshifriendship, I wish everyone the very best for your Golden Jubilee.”