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Australian PM wants stronger ties with BD

Published : Friday, 14 September, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 137
Diplomatic Correspondent

The newly elected Australian Prime Minister Scott John Morrison has expressed his country's willingness to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh.
"I look forward to working with you (Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina) to strengthen the bilateral relationship," said the Australian Prime Minister in a letter sent to his Bangladesh counterpart.
Scott Morrison has
thanked Prime Minister  Sheikh Hasina for congratulating him following his takeover.
On August 27, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated Australia's newly elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his assumption of office and wished his successful tenure.
Scott Morrison was sworn in on August 24 as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia.
"Our two-way trading relationship grew by more than 11 percent last year and we cooperate closely in counter-terrorism and tackling other transnational crimes." Morrison said adding he is pleased to note the strength and breadth of the relationship between the two countries.
He mentioned that about 49,000 people of Bangladeshi descent in Australia make a highly valued contribution to the Australian society.
"I acknowledge Bangladesh's leadership in response to the Rohingya crisis," said the Australian Prime Minister.
He noted that Australia has committed $70 million humanitarian relief, most of which has been directed to provide food, shelter and other essential services to those displaced people.

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