Bhutanese PM phones Sheikh Hasina, extends Eid greetings

Sun Online Desk

23rd May, 2020 09:51:46 printer

Bhutanese PM phones Sheikh Hasina, extends Eid greetings

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Saturday called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina over phone and extended greetings to her on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims.

“The Bhutanese premier phoned the Bangladesh prime minister at about 7:55 pm and extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to her (Sheikh Hasina) and the people of Bangladesh,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

He said during the 15-minute conversation, the Bangladesh premier also extended her greetings to Lotay Tshering and the Bhutanese people on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr.

The press secretary said the Bhutanese premier enquired about the damages caused by super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and expressed sympathy over the loss of life and property due to the cyclone.

The Bangladesh prime minister thanked her Bhutanese counterpart for making the phone call and expressing sympathy over the damages caused by the Amphan.

The issue related to ongoing coronavirus situation also came up for discussion between the two leaders, Karim said.