• H.E. Mr KM Khalid Hon’ble State Minister of Culture, Government of Bangladesh speaking on Maitri Diwas - 50th Anniversary of India-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations in ICWA New Delhi on December 6, 2021

India and Bangladesh have celebrated 06 December as “Moitri Dibosh”, the 50th anniversary of India-Bangladesh diplomatic relationship. Governments of both the countries have taken number of programs to celebrate the day.

Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA), a renowned think tank of Indian Ministry of External Affairs arranged a seminar in the afternoon on this day to reminiscence the historical and eventful ties of fifty years between India and Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina, The Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh has sent a video message to the seminar. She mentioned historical aspects of friendly relationship of these two countries in her six minutes recorded speech to address the seminar. Sheikh Hasina respectfully recalled the sacrifice of Indian soldiers and the cooperation of the people of India during our liberation war. She mentioned that the relationship of India and Bangladesh is blood relationship. She also remembered the great contribution and support of the then Prime Minister of India Srimati Indira Gandhi.