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India will always remain with Bangladesh: President Murmu

  • Gautam Lahiri, New Delhi
  • 28th November, 2022 06:58:07 PM
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Newly-appointed High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Md Mustafizur Rahman presented his credential to President Draupadi Murmu on Monday.

The credential presentation ceremony took place in Rashtrapati Bhavan of Raisina Hills in the morning.

During ceremonial function, President Murmu told High Commissioner,"India will always remain by the side of Bangladesh following the path of great liberation struggle led by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman.”

She also said, "Under the able leadership of daughter of Bangabandhu, Bangladesh is progressing remarkably well for the development of the country and upliftment of the lives of the people."

President Murmu also said "Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, bilateral relation between two countries has reached a new height which is recognised by the whole world. The initiative on cooperation will continue to take the relationship in newer height as the path shown by the Father of the nation Bangabandhu. During the liberation struggle not only the Indian Government but also people of this country stood by the people of Bangladesh."

During the conversation, President recalled her meeting with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for two times in a single year. She first met PM Hasina when she came for an official bilateral visit to India in last September and again in London when both of them attended state funeral of the Queen Elizabeth II. She was quite impressed by the PM Hasina for her commitment to the people of both countries. 

President Murmu expressed her deep respect for the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu for his unique leadership for the liberation struggle of the country from the oppressor.

“The liberation struggle led by Bangabandhu is an example for the world and especially for the oppressed people," she said.

Expressing his respect to the President Murmu, High Commissioner also praised the role of India for the liberation struggle and continued the support for the Bangladesh to achieve the common goal of prosperity.

He acknowledged that bilateral relation has reached a height in recent years and hoped that all pending issues will end in logical conclusion in the years to come.

In the presentation of credential ceremony, wife of High Commissioner Tanzina Binte Alamgir, Deputy High Commissioner Nural Islam, Defence Advisor Abul Kalam Azad, Minister Press Shaban Mahmud, Minister Political Selim Jahangir and Councillor Shafiul Alam were present. Joint Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs Smita Pant and other officials were also present at the ceremony.

Ambassador Mustafizur, former Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Ambassador to Switzerland, has replaced Muhammad Imran.

Mustafizur is a career foreign service officer from the 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre. 

In his diplomatic career, he served in Bangladesh missions in Paris, New York, Geneva and Kolkata, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

He also served as the Bangladesh high commissioner to Singapore. 

A medical graduate from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Mustafizur obtained a master's degree in public international law from the UK's University of London and a post-graduate diploma from France's International Institute of Public Administration.