FM hails Mamata

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday congratulated West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and hoped that with her “commitment and cooperation” the unresolved issues would be resolved.

“We believe that through your commitment and cooperation, the relationship between the two countries will be further strengthened and unresolved issues will be resolved,” he said in a message.

Mamata was sworn in as the West Bengal chief minister for the third consecutive term on Wednesday.

The Foreign Minister said that the Trinamool Congress has won the mandate of the people for forming the government for the third time in a row, which is a “reflection of the continued confidence and trust of the people of West Bengal in your leadership”.

“We are grateful to you, because you have embraced the long cherished values of Bengalis 'religious harmony and brotherhood' and Bangabandhu has played a leading role for this throughout his life,” he wrote, referring to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Citing the challenges posed by the pandemic, the foreign minister also said that Bangladesh is committed to exchanging mutual resources and experiences between the two countries and working for the welfare of the people.

“I firmly believe that all of us together will be freed from this pandemic and will soon be able to return to normal life and livelihood”.