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PM for continuing friendly relations with all countries

PM for continuing friendly relations with all countries

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said her government seeks to continue friendly relations with all countries.

"We want to keep intact friendly relations with all countries and march the country forward through socio-economic advancement," she said.

The premier was distributing the maiden "Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic Excellence-2020" at a function in Foreign Service Academy in city, joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.

She expressed her belief that the award would encourage the Bangladeshi diplomats to be the best performers discharging their duties with utmost professionalism from the places of their current assignment.

Besides, she said, "diplomats of our friendly countries will be inspired to take relationship between their respective countries and Bangladesh to a new height".

The prime minister said that they have solved maritime boundary problems with India and Myanmar keeping friendly relations with them.

"This is our diplomatic success," she said and greeted all concerned for bringing the success.

The premier heavily came down on the past Zia, Ershad and Khaleda Zia regimes for their inaction in resolving maritime boundary problems with neighbouring India and Myanmar following up Bangabandhu government's initiatives to settle the issue.

Sheikh Hasina said her government had taken initiatives to resolve the long pending issue first after assuming office in 1996 and eventually resolved it when it was again elected to power in 2009.

The prime minister said that her government had also resolved the land boundary problem with India by implementing Mujib-Indira Agreement.