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
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)