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
“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.
Its latest meeting was held on December 15, 2021.