Hasina greets Modi on his stunning victory
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the landslide election victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"This emphatic verdict is a reflection of the trust and confidence reposed on you by the people of the world's largest democracy," Hasina said in a message to Modi on Thursday.
She also invited him to visit Bangladesh at a convenient time.
"On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I extend my heartiest congratulations to you on the resounding victory of the National Democratic Alliance led by
Bharatiya Janata Party under your dynamic leadership in the 17th Lok Sabha elections in India," she said.
"Bangladesh attaches highest importance to its multi-faceted relations with India which is driven by genuine goodwill, mutual trust and respect. India's critical role in support of Bangladesh's War of Independence under the leadership of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971 was a watershed moment in the relations," She wrotes.
"I strongly believe that with the renewed mandate given to both of us by our respective peoples, Bangladesh-India ties, which have already been termed as a role model of good neighbourliness, will be further consolidated and our relations will scale newer heights," Hasina wrote in the message.
"I wish peace, happiness and prosperity for the people of India and my best wishes for your good health, continued success and a long life. I look forward to welcoming Your Excellency in Bangladesh at your convenience."