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South Asian leaders greet Sheikh Hasina on her massive election victory


ANI Dhaka [Bangladesh]
Congratulatory messages poured in for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, a day after her ruling Awami League party's decisive victory in the parliamentary elections, confirming her re-election for a third consecutive term.
The messages have come from the leaders of several countries including India, China and Bhutan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Sheikh Hasina on Monday and conveyed his "heartiest congratulations" on the decisive results of the election.
He also expressed confidence that the partnership between India and Bangladesh will continue to flourish under the far-sighted leadership of PM Hasina.
Prime Minister Modi also reiterated the priority India attaches to Bangladesh as a neighbour, a close partner for regional development, security and cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang also extended their heartfelt congratulations to the Bangladeshi leader on securing her party's absolute majority in the 11th parliamentary elections, according to a message received from Dhaka.
Meanwhile, Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Chief Minister of Tripura Biplobi Kumar Deb also congratulated Sheikh Hasina on the re-election of her party with an absolute majority in the national polls.

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 5:49 PM IST

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