B'desh Foreign Advisor Iftekhar, Army Chief condoles Sam's death

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Dhaka, Jun 27 (UNI) Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Advisor Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

In a message of condolence to Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the Foreign Advisor said Field Marshal Manekshaw combined in him the rare qualities of a great soldier, military strategist and a leader of people he worked with.

''The people and the government of Bangladesh will always recall with warm gratitude his singular contribution to our war of liberation and his association with a glorious epoch in the history of Bangladesh's evolution,'' Dr Chowdhury said.

The Advisor conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed has also conveyed his condolence.

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