PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the PM extended the greetings through a congratulatory message.
“On behalf of the government, people of Bangladesh and myself, I would like to extend our heartiest congratulations and warmest felicitations on your appointment as the PM of Japan,” Sheikh Hasina said in the message.
The premier also said she is looking forward to working in close ties with the new Japanese premier.
“Your [Yoshihide Suga] election is testimony to your dynamic leadership, tenacity, and trust by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the people of Japan,” she added.
“Our people also value…your visionary policies regarding the welfare of Japanese people, and positive gesture towards regional and international peace,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh and Japan have enjoyed robust bilateral relations since Bangladesh’s independence in 1971.
Over the last decade, both governments have come closer under the auspices of a comprehensive strategic partnership reinforcing and enhancing mutual development initiatives for people of both nations.
Expressing deep gratitude for the continued support of Japan, the premier said she expects this to continue the same under the new PM’s “able stewardship.”
The PM extended her invitation to the Japanese premier to visit Bangladesh at an early and opportune time.
Hasina wished Yoshihide Suga good health, long life and happiness, and the continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the friendly people of Japan.