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12:00 AM, January 10, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 10, 2009

More world leaders greet Hasina

More world leaders have congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her assumption of the office of prime minister.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in a message on Thursday, extended his greeting to Sheikh Hasina for taking over as Bangladesh prime minister.
The UN chief also hailed the people of Bangladesh for holding the national election in a peaceful manner for democratic transition.
He appreciated the initiatives of Hasina for working together with all political parties to consolidate parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh, according to a press release.
Ban Ki-moon appreciated Bangladesh as some 9,000 Bangladeshi army and police personnel have taken part in various activities of the United Nations, particularly in the peacekeeping missions.
The UN chief wished success of the Bangladesh's new prime minister and assured her of all-out cooperation.
German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In a message of felicitation, the chancellor said she looks forward to further developing the relationship of trust and cooperation between Bangladesh and Germany, reports UNB.
Merkel said Germany will continue to be a reliable partner of Bangladesh as it works to strengthen democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
President of the Swiss Confederation Hans-Rudolf Merz greeted new Bangla-deshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina .
In a message to Hasina, the Swiss president, on behalf of the Swiss Federal Council, expressed his sincere congratulation and wished her every success in the eminent post.
The message noted that ''the recent elections are an important milestone in the history of Bangladesh. On this special occasion, the Swiss government reiterates its commitment to continue its support to the democratic, social and economic development in Bangladesh''.
Prime Minister of Mauritius Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam yesterday greeted Bangladesh's Premier Sheikh Hasina on the decisive victory by the Awami League-led grand alliance in the December 29 polls.
“I'm confident that under your leadership, the people of Bangladesh will realise their long cherished aspirants to make progress in a secular and democratic state-- a dream personified by your illustrious father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” the Mauritius PM said in a letter of felicitation to Hasina.
Navinchandra said Mauritius and Bangladesh have endeavoured over the years to strengthen ties and friendship between the two countries.

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