Agartala, May 9: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed has thanked Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar for extending support to the Land Boundary Agreement Bill which was passed by the Rajya Sabha, officials said on Saturday.
Bangladesh Prime Minister called up the chief minister last night and thanked him for taking initiative for passing the bill, they said.
Sarkar in reply told Sheikh Hasina that the relation between India and Bangladesh would be more friendly and cordial after passing of the bill while the relation between Bangladesh and Tripura would get a new dimension and it would be further consolidated.
Hasina also said that she could never forget Tripura for its contribution during the Bangladesh liberation movement in 1971.
Hasina said that she could never forget Tripura for its contribution in 1971
The chief minister informed the Bangladesh prime minister that Tripura government was constructing a 'friendship park' at Chottakhola in South Tripura district in memory of the 1971 liberation war and the work would be completed shortly.
Sarkar further said that Hasina would be invited during inauguration of the park. She also invited Sarkar to visit Bangladesh, they said.
Tripura accommodated more than 15 lakh refugees during the liberation war, which was more than its own population at that time and it was also the headquarters of the liberation war.