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Russian-Ukrainian war causes enormous suffering to ordinary people: PM

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday that the Russian-Ukrainian war had caused serious suffering to the people as a whole.

She made the remark as visiting Indian army chief General Manoj Pande visited her at his Ganabhaban official residence in Dhaka.

Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim, who briefed reporters after the meeting, said they discussed various issues, including ongoing military cooperation between the two countries.

Mentioning the adverse effects of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, Sheikh Hasina said that even the United States government sends messages to the American people asking them to save electricity and energy.

“Because of the war, everyone, including the United States, is facing suffering,” she said.

Referring to the current flood situation in Bangladesh, the Prime Minister said it was caused by the recent flash floods in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal.

She mentioned that Bangladesh is ready to work with India to overcome any kind of natural disaster.

The main goal of South Asian countries was to reduce poverty and work together to improve the condition of the people, she added.

Sheikh Hasina recalled the crucial role of the Indian government, armed forces and Indian people during the liberation war in 1971 under the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh.

She expressed her gratitude to the members of the Indian Armed Forces who gave their lives and were injured on the battlefield in 1971 in Bangladesh.

The Prime Minister said the relationship between the two countries is wonderful.

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande discussed the ongoing military cooperation between the two countries.

He informed the Prime Minister that he would visit Ramu’s cantonment in Cox’s Bazar tomorrow.

General Pande praised Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Father of the Nation Memorial Museum as a tricky place and appreciated the presentation given to him there.

“This museum will be a symbol of sacrifice and will inspire the new generation to love their country,” he said.

The Indian army chief said the regular exchange of high-level visits between the two countries’ armed forces officials will strengthen the bilateral relationship.

Referring to the VE Day celebration in India, General Manoj Pande said that representatives of Bangladesh also joined the events which play an important role in consolidating the friendly relations between Bangladesh and India.

He praised the Proyash – a specialized institute run by the Bangladesh Army which provides services for the holistic development of children with special educational needs through multidimensional programs.

The prime minister’s principal secretary, Ahmad Kaikaus, was present at the meeting.

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