Staff Correspondent: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis yesterday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her leadership in the impressive socio-economic development of Bangladesh.
He made the appreciation in a 10-minute telephonic conversation with the Bangladesh premier beginning at 3:30pm.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a phone call from the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis yesterday and exchanged greetings on the 50 years of bilateral relations,” said a press release of Prime Minister’s Press Wing here.
The Prime Minister of Greece congratulated Sheikh Hasina on the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister also congratulated her Greek counterpart on the bicentennial of the Hellenic Republic observed last year.
“Prime Minister Mitsotakis appreciated the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s leadership in the impressive socio-economic development of the country,” said the release.
During the conversation, the two leaders observed that the relations between Bangladesh and Greece were based on a set of common values that they share in the national and international contexts.
The two Prime Ministers acknowledged the role played by the Bangladesh expatriate workers in Greece to the economies and societies of both countries.
They expressed satisfaction at the MoU on Migration and Mobility that was signed between the two sides in February 2022.
The two leaders emphasised the importance of regular cultural exchanges and other people-to-people contacts.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked “Team Europe” for donating vaccines to Bangladesh.
The two leaders exchanged views on enhancing trade cooperation, and they also agreed to support each other’s candidatures in the UN and other international organisations.
The Greek Prime Minister invited Sheikh Hasina to visit Athens at a mutually convenient time.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also invited her Greek counterpart to visit Bangladesh soon.
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