Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who will be embarking on an official visit to India from September 5th to 8th recalled the friendly ties her country shares with India. Remembering the black days in 1971, when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi stood beside Bangladesh, “India is a “tested” friend and had stood by Bangladesh in its hour of need, first in 1971 and then at later times also.”
The Bangladesh Prime Minister said, “Bangladesh will never forget India’s contribution during our 1971 war.”. Recalling 1975 when her father and iconic leader of Bangladesh, Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, and her family members were killed, “Besides 1971, even 1975, when we lost all my family members. The then Prime Minister, gave us shelter in India. Both the countries are neighbours, close neighbours and I always give importance and priority to friendship with our neighbouring countries”.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina said her government strongly supports secularism and any attempts to disturb communal harmony are immediately dealt with.