Bangladesh envoy presents credentials to President of India
The newly- appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Md Mustafizur Rahman presented his credentials to the President of India Droupadi Murmu on Monday.
By welcoming and congratulating the new envoy, Droupadi Murmu has said that India-Bangladesh relations are bounded by language, culture, and history and the unique tie is forged in shared sacrifices, said a press release of the Bangladesh High Commission.
She has said that Bangladesh occupies a special place in India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy and she looks forward to stronger and deeper cooperation between India and Bangladesh in all aspects in the coming days.
Ms Murmu recalled the joint celebrations of Mujib Year which is the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s War of Liberation and 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Mentioning the immense political will to take forward the relations, the President of India recalled her recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh this September in New Delhi and later in London.
She has also mentioned that Bangladesh is India’s largest trade partner in South Asia. She highlighted the largest visa operations of India in Dhaka.
In his turn, the new High Commissioner thanked for the opportunity to present the credentials and conveyed greetings from Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The High Commissioner has said that Bangladesh remains grateful to the Government and people of India for extending their moral and material support during the War of Liberation fought under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. The Indo-Bangladesh cooperation had, in fact, begun in the battlefield of 1971, he recalled.
The High Commissioner has said that the India-Bangladesh relation has reached a new height and it is described as a model of “neighbourhood relations”.
The High Commissioner assured the Indian President that he would endeavour to further expand and consolidate bilateral cooperation.
He underscored Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s persistent efforts to further promote regional and sub-regional cooperation on a win-win basis. He thanked the Government of India for inviting Bangladesh to G-20 Summit to be held in September 2022.
Rahman takes up his India assignment after serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Offices, WTO and other International Organizations in Geneva from 2020-22. He was also Bangladesh's Ambassador to Switzerland.