Wishing a successful tenure to the newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated him on August 26, 2018. She said, ‘On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I`ve the great pleasure in extending our warmest felicitations to you on your assumption of office as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia.’
Today (on Thursday), Scott Morrison has returned her congratulatory message by thanking her. He said, ‘I’m pleased to note the strength and breadth of the relationship between our countries. Our two-way trading relationship grew by more than 11 percent last year and we cooperate closely in counter-terrorism and tacking other transnational crime. The 49,000 people of Bangladesh descent in Australia make a highly valued contribution to Australian society.’
‘I acknowledge Bangladesh’s leadership in response to the Rohingya crisis. As you’re aware, Australia has committed $70 million in humanitarian relief, most of which has been directed to provide food, shelter and other essential and other essential services to those displaced,” Morrison said further.
The Australian Prime Minister has expressed his desire to work his counterpart Sheikh Hasina to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Earlier, on August 24 last, Scott Morrison was sworn in as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia.