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India says Hasina's call to Modi 'reflection of  extraordinarily cordial ties'

Published : Saturday, 25 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 95

NEW DELHI, May 24: India has termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's telephone call to greet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha Elections- 2019 as a "reflection of the extraordinarily close and cordial ties between the two neighbours".

"Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina became one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate the Prime Minister, thus reflecting the extraordinarily close and cordial ties between India and Bangladesh, and the excellent rapport that the two leaders enjoy," according to a statement issued on Thursday evening by Indian Prime Minister's Office here.
"The two leaders pledged to continue to raise the India-Bangladesh relationship to unprecedented new heights," the statement read.
Sheikh Hasina phoned Modi on Thursday evening to extend her heartiest congratulations to him on the resounding victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under his dynamic leadership in the 17th Lok Sabha elections.
During the five-minute telephonic conversation, they also recognised the importance of rapidly completing ongoing plans for deepening the partnership in security trade, transportation, energy and people-to-people ties, the statement said.    -BSS

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