Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali paid courtesy call on the Chief Minister of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee at her office this (Monday) afternoon.
During the meeting, the High Commissioner conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. He also congratulated her on her landslide victory at the recently held state assembly elections which once again underlined the huge trust and confidence of the people of West Bengal on her leadership and hoped that in her next term she would continue to undertake development works with renewed efforts. He also recalled the historic ties which always existed between Bangladesh and West Bengal and the supportive role the people of the State had played during the war of liberation. Since assumption of office, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has undertaken various efforts to restore the 'spirit of 1971' and she has shown zero tolerance to all forms of terrorist activities. Welcoming the High Commissioner, Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee expressed her deep satisfaction over the progress made in Indo-Bangladesh relations and assured him that she will be actively contribute towards further strengthening of friendly relations to take it to newer heights. They also exchanged views on various bilateral matters and issues of mutual interest. The Chief Minister also expressed her desire to strengthen people to people contact between the two countries through cultural exchanges. She also reiterated her full support to the recent actions taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to root out all terrorist activities.