50 years of India-Bangladesh friendship

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India and Bangladesh observed 50 years of India-Bangladesh friendship. To celebrate the day, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has said that we jointly recall and celebrate the foundations of our 50 years of India-Bangladesh friendship.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said.

“Today India and Bangladesh commemorate Maitri Diwas. We jointly recall and celebrate the foundations of our 50 years of friendship. I look forward to continue working with H.E. PM Sheikh Hasina to further expand and deepen our ties.

India-Bangladesh friendship

India and Bangladesh share cultural, economic, and deep-rooted connection. Both share large boundary, culture, and history. Bangladesh became independent in 1971. India recognised Bangladesh as an independent country on 6 December 1971. Also, India was one of the first countries to establish bilateral diplomatic ties with Bangladesh on 6 December 1971. As result, 6 December is observed as India-Bangladesh friendship day or Maitri Diwas. Friendship Day is celebrated with 18 countries of the world, besides Dhaka and New Delhi. These countries include Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Qatar, Singapore, UK, Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE and the United States.