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Russia felicitates Bangladeshi people on 50th anniv of diplomatic ties

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 24th January, 2022 06:50:27 PM
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Russia felicitates Bangladeshi people on 50th anniv of diplomatic ties
File photo-Maria Zakharova

Russia has Congratulated to the people  of Bangladesh on the occasion of 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations today ( Tuesday).

“Congratulations to our Bangladeshi friends on this milestone anniversary of our relations,” said the Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova on Monday

January 25 will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Bangladesh.

“Our countries have long been bound by friendly ties, the foundation of which was laid back in 1972, when the USSR supported the national liberation struggle of the people of Bangladesh and was among the first countries to recognize the independence of the new state,” he said.

The Spokesperson said  Bangladeshis remember the feat of Soviet military sailors, who cleared the waters of the port of Chittagong from mines and sunken ships in 1972-1974.

“Today, our countries maintain an active political dialogue, which is built on the principles of equality and mutual respect.”

The Russian Spokesperson said that Bangladesh is Russia’s major trading partner in South Asia, with bilateral trade exceeding $2.5 billion a year. 

Major economic projects are underway, including the construction of Rooppur, Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant. 

The mechanism of the Intergovernmental Russian-Bangladesh Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, established in 2017, functions well. 

Its latest meeting was held on December 15, 2021.