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PM Sheikh Hasina congratulates Australian counterpart

  • Published at 02:31 pm August 26th, 2018
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The PM wished him a successful tenure following his swearing in on August 24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his assumption of office. She wished him a successful tenure.

According to a message the prime minister issued on Sunday: "On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I've the great pleasure in extending our warmest felicitations to you on your assumption of office as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia."

Sheikh Hasina also said: "Your election as the leader of the Liberal Party and consequent appointment to the high office of Prime Minister reflect the trust and confidence that the Liberal Party and the people of Australia have reposed in your leadership and wisdom to lead the country."

She said Bangladesh deeply values her relations with Australia. 

"It's my firm conviction that the close bond of friendship that has evolved over the years between our two peoples and countries will further be strengthened during your term in office. I look forward to working closely with you," the premier added.

Scott Morrison was sworn in as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia on August 24.