Pakistan keen to improve relations with Bangladesh: Envoy tells PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said South Asian nations should work together to eliminate the curse of hunger, poverty and illiteracy and for the wellbeing of the people in the region.
She said this while Pakistan High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Imran Ahmed Siddiqui, paid a courtesy call on her at her official Gono Bhaban residence.
After the meeting, Prime Minister's Press Secretary, Ihsanul Karim, briefed the reporters.
The prime minister said the key principle of Bangladesh's foreign policy, enunciated by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is "Friendship to all, malice to none".
During the meeting, High Commissioner Imran Ahmed Siddiqui said Pakistan is keen to enhance its relations with Bangladesh.
The high commissioner presented an original copy of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's message.
He also presented a photo album, photo of the painting and video footage of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's visit to Pakistan as Bangladesh's Prime Minister to attend the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries) summit in 1974.
Sheikh Hasina thanked the Pakistan high commissioner for handing over the historic souvenir related to the memories of Bangabandhu.
The prime minister also appreciated the publication of a calligraphy book in Bangla by Pakistan on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.
Ambassador-at-Large, Mohammad Ziauddin, and PM's Principal Secretary, Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, were also present.