Modi greets Bangladesh on nation’s 45th Independence Day

Fiji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a traditional welcome ceremony in Fiji on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh (PTI11_19_2014_000033A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Bangladesh on its Independence Day and hoped for the further growth of India’s relations with the neighbouring country.

“Independence Day greetings to the people of Bangladesh,” Modi said in a tweet.

“We cherish our long-standing ties and I am sure our relations will grow even further,” the prime minister added.

Earlier, President Pranab Mukherjee had also extended his greetings to Bangladesh saying that the bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh have grown tremendously over the past few years.

“I am confident that this relationship between our two countries will continue to expand and that our interaction and cooperation will scale new heights.” The President said in his message.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at National Memorial in Savar as a mark of respect to the martyrs.

Bangladesh celebrates its Independence Day on March 26.