European Council (EC) President Charles Michel has congratulated Sheikh Hasina for being re-elected as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In a congratulatory message sent to the Prime Minister, he wrote, ‘I congratulate you on your recent reappointment as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.’
Referring to the European Union as a reliable and long-term partner of Bangladesh, he said, ‘We are committed to continue working together with Bangladesh on sustainable development, climate change, migration and all other common interests.’
“Discussions of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement will begin soon to broaden and modernize our cooperation,” Michel said.
He also said, ‘This agreement will create a solid framework for our relationship for years to come.’
He added, ‘Within the framework of our long-term partnership with Bangladesh, the European Union will continue to work with the Government of Bangladesh to build on this relationship to uphold and advance the partnership on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.’
Wishing the Prime Minister of Bangladesh all success, he concluded the letter by saying, ‘Dear Prime Minister, please accept the assurance of my highest consideration.’