Bangladesh leaders congratulate Myanmar’s new president

19 March 2016
Bangladesh leaders congratulate Myanmar’s new president
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (R) with President Abdul Hamid (L). Photo: EPA

Both Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have sent their congratulations to U Htin Kyaw for being elected as the next President of Myanmar.
In his message Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid stated: "Both Bangladesh and Myanmar have the potential to contribute significantly to the development of not only our two countries but also to the region by connecting the South with the South-East Asia. I believe our joint efforts will help to make this region a better place and fulfill the aspirations of our two peoples".
The news, received by the press on March 18, was sent in a press release from the embassy. 
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while congratulating the President elect expressed, "we are hopeful that under the democratic dispensation, Myanmar will undertake long awaited political and economic reforms in an inclusive manner so that all her people enjoy benefits of democracy and development equitably without any exception".
Sheikh Hasina further mentioned, "Our geographic location, similar economic situation and commonalities in our historical past, present a unique opportunity to prosper together, availing our numerous complementarities that were not realized in recent decades. I earnestly hope that under your leadership Myanmar would undertake bold initiatives to infuse greater trust and understanding among our two peoples in order to unlock our true potentials. Towards such an end, I assure you that Bangladesh would come forward with matching contribution as an honest, trusted and natural partner of Myanmar, both in the bilateral and multilateral contexts".
Following the general election in November, 2015 Bangladesh Prime Minister was reportedly among the first few who congratulated Aung San Suu kyi and her party for securing a resounding election victory.