Cambodian PM greets Bangladeshis on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha

Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in a video message today greeted the people of

Bangladesh on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s


“Today, I am very honored and delighted to deliver on behalf of the royal

government and the people of Kingdom of Cambodia congratulatory message on

the commemoration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the independence of

Bangladesh,” he said.

The message was run while a recorded programme with theme ‘Mohakaler

Torjoni’ was aired virtually on the second day of the ten-day programme of

the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

and golden jublee of the independence.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic could not allow Hun Sen to attend the

historical event in person, he appreciated the government and people of

Bangladesh for remarkable achievements over the past decade by following the

late Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s pragmatic visionary leadership.

Bangladesh under the wise leadership of President Abdul Hamid and Prime

Minister Sheikh Hasina has achieved high economic growth, social progress and

improved qualities of life of Bangladeshi people, the Cambodian Prime

Minister said.

This spectacular success has enabled Bangladesh to meet the eligibility

criteria for graduation from least developed countries in 2021, he added.

Hun Sen, in his video message, highlighted the historical friendship

between Cambodia and Bangladesh which was founded by the close ties between

the late King-Father of Cambodia Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk and Father of

the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during their

meeting in the conference of the non-aligned countries in Algeria in 1973.

Recalling that Cambodia and Bangladesh formally established their

diplomatic relations on February 17, 1993, making a new chapter of

relationship between the two countries, he said for nearly three decades, the

two countries have enjoyed amicable relationship and fruitful cooperation at

both bilateral and multilateral levels based equality and mutual respect for

the interests of the two nations and peoples.

At the same time, the Cambodian Premier took note of the high-level visit

exchange between both countries and recalled his official visit to Bangladesh

in June 2014 and Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Cambodia in December 2017, when

many documents were signed to boost the bilateral economic, trade, investment

and technological cooperation.

Both sides also agreed to name a main street in Phnom Penh and in Dhaka

after the names of the late Father of Cambodia and the Founding Father of

Bangladesh to highlight the deep love and respect for the two great

statesmen, he noted.

“On this auspicious event, I would like to reaffirm my strong commitment

to further deepen the bilateral relations and close cooperation between

Cambodia and Bangladesh and to develop a stronger mutually beneficial

partnership at the regional and international frameworks,” Hun Sen said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)