Hasina greets Putin on his re-election; looks for wider ties with Russia

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Hasina greets Putin on his re-election; looks for wider ties with Russia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election as President saying the bilateral relations between the two countries will flourish even further under his leadership.

“I am confident that under your leadership the bilateral relations between our two countries will flourish even further,” she said in a message to the Russian President on Monday.

Hasina greets Putin on his re-election; looks for wider ties with Russia

The Prime Minister said the time-tested bilateral relations reached a new height through interactions at the highest political level, beginning with the historic visit of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the USSR in April 1972 and her subsequent visits to Russia in 2010 and 2013.

“People of Bangladesh always consider you as a trusted friend of Bangladesh and thank you for your personal engagement to participate and assist in the development efforts of Bangladesh,” said the Prime Minister.

Hasina said it gives her immense pleasure in congratulating the Russian President for his re-election and for once again assuming the leadership of the Russian Federation.

“Under your dynamic leadership, the Russian Federation has been enjoying continued stability, peace, progress and prosperity. I am confident that your political wisdom and your acumen will lead you to further success for the Russian Federation and its people,” she said.

The Prime Minister mentioned that the Russian Federation is a trusted historic friend of Bangladesh and this friendship has become further strengthened over the years, according to Foreign Ministry here.

“I take this auspicious opportunity to invite you to visit Bangladesh at your earliest convenience,” she said.

The Prime Minister conveyed her best wishes for his personal good health, happiness and long life, and for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the friendly people of the Russian Federation.

“We await your arrival in Bangladesh,” said the Prime Minister.

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