Delhi to stand beside Bangladesh for future prosperity: Pranay Verma

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Published: 12/7/2023 7:10:09 AM

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma said New Delhi will always stand beside the people of Bangladesh for their stable and prosperous future.

"India stood beside people of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971 and India will stand beside people of Bangladesh on the road to greater prosperity and success," he said.

The envoy was addressing while the Indian High Commission in Dhaka celebrated the 52nd anniversary of Maitri Diwas here today.

It is on this day in 1971 that India recognized an independent and sovereign Bangladesh, ten days before Bangladesh's liberation.

"December 6 stands out as one of the very important dates. It is a dominant factor in our relations," Verma said.

The decision to mark December 6 as Maitri Diwas was taken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the State visit of Modi to Dhaka in March, 2021.

To mark the occasion, a reception and musical evening was hosted by the Indian High Commission here this evening.

Addressing the gathering, Indian High Commissioner Pranay Verma highlighted the significance of the day as an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of deep rooted India-Bangladesh friendship.
He described India-Bangladesh friendship as rooted in the shared sacrifices of 1971 and fostered by strong ties of history, language and culture.

He reaffirmed the shared commitment of both countries to further strengthen the close friendship which is founded on shared values, culture and ethos, and based on mutual trust, respect and understanding.

The celebration concluded with colourful performance by renowned singers.

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