FM wishes ex-India president Mukherjee quick recovery

Staff Correspondent | Published at 11:52am on August 11, 2020

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Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen meets former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi on Saturday, Feb 9, 2019. — UNB file photo

Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday wished for a quick recovery of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee after he was recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Momen wrote a message to Mukherjee’s office mentioning that the former Indian president was always a trusted friend of Bangladesh.

In the message, the foreign minister said that he met Mukherjee in person in the year of 1973-1974 when the latter was the state minister for commerce of India.

‘Later, I visited India after assuming office of foreign ministry and went to his residence with my wife to invite him to attend the celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu [Sheikh Mujibur Rahman]. I hope he will visit Bangladesh after recovery,’ Momen wrote in the message.