Bangladesh leaders hail Obama
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday congratulated Barack Obama, president-elect of the United States of America.
In a message, the president said: “I would like to convey to you my warmest felicitation on your election as the president of the United States of America.”
He expressed the hope that during Obama’s tenure, bilateral relations would be further strengthened to mutual benefit of the two countries.
The chief adviser in his message said: “I am delighted to learn that you have been elected next president of the United States of America. Let me take this opportunity to extend to your excellency my heartiest congratulations on your victory.”
He hoped that in the coming years, the mutual relations of the two countries would be further widened and deepened.
Awami League President and former prime minister Sheikh Hasina in a message yesterday congratulated US president-elect Barack Obama.
“This is the victory of democracy,” she said.
The former prime minister expressed the hope that under the dynamic leadership of Obama, world peace and security would be ensured.
She also hoped that bilateral ties between Dhaka and Washington would be further strengthened under Obama’s presidency.
Bangladesh is also heading towards general elections, Hasina said, and hoped that a democratically elected government would be installed through a free, fair and credible election.
Former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday congratulated US president-elect Barack Obama.
“I, on behalf of my party and myself, would like to convey to you our warmest felicitations on your election as the 44th president of the United States of America,” she said in a message.
She also expressed her belief that Obama’s clarion call for changes would instil a new concept in the Americans as well as world population.
Referring to deep friendly relations between Bangladesh and the USA, the former prime minister said her party expects the relations between the two countries will be further deepened in the days to come.
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