Sheikh Hasina greets new Australian PM

DHAKA, Aug 26, 2018 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today
congratulated Scott Morrison, MP, on his assumption of the office as Australia’s new premier.

“On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending our warmest felicitations to you on your assumption of the office of Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia,” she said in a message.

The premier added: “Your election as the leader of the Liberal Party and consequent appointment to the high office of Prime Minister reflect the trust and confidence that the Liberal Party and the people of Australia have reposed in your leadership and wisdom to lead the country.”

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh deeply values its relations with Australia and expressed her firm conviction that the close bond of friendship “that has evolved over the years between the two peoples and countries will be further strengthened” during Morrison’s term in office.

“I look forward to working closely with you and wish you a successful tenure as the Prime Minister,” she said.