Commemorating 50 years of friendship between India and Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is looking forward to continuing working with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to expand further and deepen our ties.
"Today, India and Bangladesh commemorate Maitri Diwas. We jointly recall and celebrate the foundations of our 50 years of friendship. I look forward to continuing working with H E PM Sheikh Hasina to expand further and deepen our ties," PM Modi tweeted.
During PM Modi's Bangladesh visit in March 2021 to attend the national day of Bangladesh, it was decided to commemorate December 6 as Maitri Diwas (Friendship Day).
Ten days before the liberation of Bangladesh, India had recognised Bangladesh on December 06, 1971. India was one of the first countries to establish bilateral diplomatic ties with Bangladesh, said the Indian
The Maitri Diwas is being commemorated in 18 countries around the world apart from in Dhaka and Delhi. These countries are Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Qatar, Singapore, UK, Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE and USA.
Maitri Diwas reflects the deep and abiding friendship between the people of India and Bangladesh that have been forged in blood and shared sacrifices.