98 heads of state, int’l bodies so far greet Sheikh Hasina
DHAKA, Feb 14, 2019 (BSS) – As many as 98 heads of state and government as well as
chiefs of different international bodies have so far extended their heartfelt
congratulations to Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on securing her party’s
landslide victory in the December 30 elections and on her election as the prime
minister for the fourth time.
Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina informed the Jatiya Sangsad in
reply to a starred question from Jatiya Party lawmaker Rustam Ali Faraji during her
question-answer session on Wednesday.
Those who extended their greetings are US President Donald J Trump, British Prime
Minister Theresa May, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela
Markel, Palestine President Mahmud Abbas and Palestine Prime Minister Dr Rami
Hamdallah, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier of the State Council of China Li
Keqiang, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Russian President Vladimir Putin,
President of Swiss Confederation Ueli Mauarer, Iran President Hassan Rouhani, UAE
President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of the State of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al-
Thani, Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar Abdullah Bin
Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Fiji Prime Minister JV Bainimarama, Sri Lankan President
Maithripala Sirisena and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, King of
Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr Lotay Tshering,
former Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay, Sheikh Hasina said.
Besides, she said, Oman Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Sultan of Negara Brunei Darussalam
Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sudan Prime Minister Mutaz Musa Abdulla, Egypt President Abdel
Fattah Al-Sisi, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Nepalese Prime
Minister KP Sharma Oli, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien, Vietnam Prime Minister
Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Myanmar President Win Myint, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed
Solih, North Korean President Kim Yong Nam, North Korean Prime Minister Pak Pong Ju,
Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega, Lebanon Prime Minister Saad R Hariri, Croatia Prime
Minister Andrej Plenkovic, Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, Hungary Prime Minister
Viktor Orban, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Cuba President Miguel Diaz-
Canel Bermudez, Estonia Prime Minister Juri Ratas, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babit,
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-
o-Cha, Serbia Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Ghana
President Nana addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Cambodia Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena
Padei Techo Hun Sen, Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Moawieckil and Chairperson of
India’s Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi extended congratulations.
The prime minister said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Japan Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Greece Prime Minister Alexis
Tsipras, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Netherlands Prime Minister Mrak
Rutte, Jordan Prime Minister Omar Al Razzaz, Slovak Prime Minister peter Pellegrini,
Azerbaijan Prime Minister Novruz Mammadov, Tunisia Prime Minister Youssef CHAHED,
Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Dr Denis Zvizdic, Norway Prime Minister Erna
Solberg, Denmark Prime Minister lors Lokke, France Prime Minister Edouard Philippe,
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed
Ouyahia, Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abia Ahmed, Armeniam Prime Minister Nikol
Pashinyan, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, South African President
Mamamela Cyril, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, Slovenian Prime Minister
Marjan Sarec and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev greeted her.
Those who others greeted the premier are Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister of
Saudi Arabia HRM Mohammad Bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud; UAE Vice President, Prime
Minister and Ruler Dubai Mohammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and
Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Deputy Emir of the State of Qatar Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Nicaragua Vice
President Rosario Murillo, Governor of Meghalaya of India Tathagata Roy, Governor of
Goa of India Mridudul Sinha, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Chief
Minister of Maharasthra Devenath Fadnasis, former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi
and Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition Mahindra Rajapaksa.
Apart from them, Secretary General of D-8, Organization for Economic Cooperation
Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, President of IPS Norman (New York) Walther Lichem, SAARC
Secretary General Amjad Hussain, BIMSTEC Secretary General M Shahidul Islam, Secretary
General of Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States Mouhamed Khouraichi Niass, OIC
Secretary General A. Al-Othaimeen, the Communist Party of China, World Bank Vice
President Hartwig Schafer, President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce of Kolkata Sitaram
Sharma, Director of Institute of South Asian Women Prem Ahluwalia, ADB President
Takehiko Nakao, Chairman of Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship League taro Aso
congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The prime minister expressed her gratitude to the heads of government and state as
well as the chiefs of the international bodies who sent the messages of greetings to
her and the people of Bangladesh.
“In their congratulatory messages, the world leaders reiterated their willingness
to work with our government together for socioeconomic development and continued
prosperity of the people of Bangladesh,” Sheikh Hasina added.