ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on its 50th Independence Anniversary, and invited her Bangladeshi Counterpart Sheikh Hasina to visit Pakistan.
“On my own behalf, and on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, I have great pleasure in extending our felicitations on the 50th anniversary of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh,” the prime minister said as Bangladesh is celebrating its Golden Jubilee of Independence.
The prime minister said that the centenary events to commemorate the late Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are reflective of the deep affection and esteem in which he is held by yourself and the people of Bangladesh.
“Pakistan deeply values its fraternal ties with Bangladesh, which are based on shared history, common faith, and convergent interests in promoting lasting peace and security as well as sustainable prosperity in our region and beyond,” he said.
Imran Khan said that the centenary and the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh remind us of the far-sighted vision of reconciliation and friendship between our two peoples, so dearly cherished by the leaders of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan remains a sincere partner in the fullest realization of this vision.
“We would like to fortify our existing bonds with brotherly Bangladesh and build new ones for our succeeding generations, as we believe the destinies of our two peoples are intertwined,” he said.
“On this occasion, let us renew our resolve to jointly work for a better future for our peoples and even closer ties between our two Countries,” he added.
Imran Khan also extended an invitation to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to visit Pakistan, hoping that it would open a new chapter in our fraternal relations.
“To take our deepening relationship forward, I also extend a cordial invitation to Your Excellency to visit Pakistan at the earliest convenience,” Imran Khan said.
“I avail myself of this opportunity to convey best wishes for Your Excellency’s long life, health and happiness and for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the brotherly Bangladeshi people,” the prime minister further said.