PM says her Cambodia visit to deepen ties


PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday hoped that her recent Cambodia tour will play a very significant role in deepening the ties and cooperation between the two friendly countries.
The Prime Minister said this in her written speech delivered at a press conference arranged at her official residence Ganobhaban to brief journalists about the outcome of her just-concluded visit to Cambodia.
Sheikh Hasina said Cambodia is one of the most-friendly nations among the South-East Asian countries, and a historical, religious, cultural and linguistic close relation is prevailing there between the two nations from the ancient time.
She mentioned that the two countries experienced genocide and war crimes against humanity and stood up with their heads high before the world community.
Hasina recalled that the relation between the two countries began its journey after the meeting of Bangabandhu with late King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk at the NAM summit in Algiers held in 1973.
Hasina said there are similarities in socio-economic development of the two countries and both the nations reached closer to becoming middle-income states.
That is why, she hoped, Bangladesh and Cambodia will both benefit through effective cooperation between the two sides.
About the formal bilateral meeting between the two sides, the Prime Minister said it was held at the Peace Palace, the office of the Cambodian Prime Minister in which the two Prime Ministers led their respective sides.