| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei Darussalam commemorated the 43rd anniversary of Victory Day with a flag-hoisting ceremony at its chancery premises in Sungai Akar yesterday.
Victory Day marks the end of Bangladesh’s nine-month long Liberation War in 1971.
The ceremony was led by Mohammed Abdul Hye, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam.
It was then followed by special prayers for the salvation of souls of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War.
Messages from President of Bangladesh, Md Abdul Hamid, and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, were read out during the event.
The High Commissioner explained that bilateral cooperation between Brunei and Bangladesh is excellent in all aspects.
“The foundation of the relationship is based on both countries’ common culture, identity as well as beliefs, values and teachings.
“There are about 10,000 Bangladeshis living in the country and they, in a way, also contribute to the country’s economy.
“We are happy the local community have received and respected them.
“The strong bond between both countries also enhances the cooperation in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, cultural and defence.
“Every year, we would receive one Bangladeshi military officer to join the Sungai Akar Defence Academy to undergo staff college courses for nine months,” he added.
“We hope in the future we will be able to establish more cooperation for the benefit of both countries.”