Momen mourns death of Pranab Mukherjee
DHAKA, Aug 31, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of former Indian president and veteran Congressman Pranab Mukherjee.
In a condolence message, Bangladesh foreign minister termed Mukherjee as “true friend” of Bangladesh.
“He took a special place in the hearts of this country’s people for his relentless commitment towards Bangladesh’s wellbeing, peace and development (since its birth),” he said.
Recalling that he had made his first overseas visit, after taking over the foreign office, to India, the foreign minister said he visited Mukherjee’s official residence and invited him here on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary celebrations.
Momen prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to members of bereaved family.
State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam also expressed deep condolence at the demise of Pranab Mukherjee.