Friday, 3 December, 2021

Bangladesh sets shining example of secularism under PM's leadership: Speaker

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said on Wednesday that Bangladesh has been able to set a shining example of secularism under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  

"The country maintains the non-communalism spirit under the leadership of  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," she said.  

She made the remarks during a discussion with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami as the High Commissioner paid a courtesy call on the Speaker at the Parliament House, a press release said.  

During the time, they discussed about the development of economic condition of women in the country and various initiatives of the government to establish a non-communal Bangladesh.  

They also discussed about "Maitree Diwas" (Friendship Day) to be marked on December 6, the release added.

The speaker said Bangladesh and India will jointly celebrate "Maitree Diwas" on December 6 marking 50 years of Bangladesh's independence and 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations.  

Bangladesh and India are liked with each other in all fields of trade, commerce and culture, she added.  

The High Commissioner expressed his hope that the cooperation between the two countries would continue on issues of mutual interest. 

Senior officials of the parliament secretariat were also present on the occasion.