PM welcomes. Modi phones Hasina. Khaleda gives thanks on LBA

PM welcomes. Modi phones Hasina. Khaleda gives thanks on LBA

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended her heartiest greetings to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the passage of the historic Land Boundary Agreement between Bangladesh and India by Lok Sabha on Thursday.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended her sincere greetings to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on her own behalf, the government and the people of Bangladesh for adoption of the historic LBA Bill in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, when the Indian Prime Minister phoned Sheikh Hasina this (Thursday) evening,” said PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri.Modi also congratulated Sheikh Hasina on passage of the LBA in Lok Sabha. The Press Secretary said the Indian Prime Minister made the phone call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina immediately after the passage of the Bill by the Lok Sabha and apprised her of the matter.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister also extended her heartiest congratulations to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Opposition Leader Sonia Gandhi, Indian government, the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as well as the people and administration of India for the passage of the LBA Bill.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said India is a tested friend of Bangladesh. “India always remained beside Bangladesh during its bad time and is still with the neighbor.”
She also greeted all the enclave people on this historic occasion and directed the administration to ensure their security and welfare.
Hasina said with the passage of the LBA Bill, the commitments of the two celebrated leaders of the sub-continent meaning the world have been implemented.
She also hoped that the LBA between Bangladesh and India would set up a new milestone in developing inter-regional relations.
The Prime Minister also wished continued progress and prosperity of Dhaka-New Delhi friendly ties.
The Lok Sabha today unanimously passed the historic Land Boundary Agreement (LBA), completing the stamp of approval by Indian parliament to settle the more than four-decade-old land boundary and exchange of enclaves issues.
The bill was unanimously passed by Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament, on Wednesday.
The same bill was okayed by Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, around 6:10pm (local time) today. – UNB
Bnp chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in a statement on the day welcomes Indian Prime Minister Norendra Modi, former Indian premier Manmohan Singh and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banarjee for their roles in passage of the Land Boundary Agreement Bill in Indian Parliament paving the way for the ratification of a deal signed as back as 1974.

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