PM foresees ties with US reaching new heights in coming days

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, saying she foresees the bilateral relationship reaching newer heights in the coming days.

“Indeed, I look forward to working closely with you in attaining those ideals as well as effectively confronting the evils of terrorism, violent extremism, hatred, forced displacements as of the Rohingyas, and for the realisation of a safer and a better world,” she wrote in her message to Biden.

On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh, Hasina conveyed warmest congratulations to Biden on his victory in the Nov 3 presidential election.

“I believe your resounding victory reflects the profound trust and confidence the people of your great country have in your extraordinary leadership proven over four decades of devotion and dedication towards their welfare, and that of the USA,” she said.

Hasina said she also believes that their sagacity and astute stewardship will also energise the US in leading the world into a new era of global peace, and international cooperation in securing prosperity, and unity in facing the challenges of climate change.

Bangladesh, since its independence in 1971, has forged an excellent and durable relationship with the US, Hasina said. “Now with you at the helm of affairs of your country, I foresee the relationship reaching newer heights in the coming days.”

Hasina extended a very warm invitation to Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden to visit and experience Bangladesh and its overall progress achieved by its own efforts, the strength of its people, and the support of its good friends such as the US.

In a separate message to the Vice President-elect, the Prime Minister said it is a special moment of pride for the people of the United States at having elected a lady Vice President of South Asian origin for the first time.


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