Mauritius dedicates a street after Bangabandhu’s name

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2020 (BSS) – Mauritius has dedicated a street in
Port Louis after the name of Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman celebrating the Mujib Borsha,
marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.

The street was today jointly inaugurated by vice-prime minister and
also local government and disaster risk management minister of
Mauritius Mohammad Anwar Husnoo and Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK
Abdul Momen, virtually, organized by the Bangladesh High Commission in
Port Louis, a foreign ministry press said.

In a video message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the
‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Street’ symbolizes the existing friendly
relations between Bangladesh and Mauritius.

She also conveyed that both the countries stand committed to
walking the path together, as it reads in Mauritanian language, “la
main dans la main”- (hand in hand), to take the relationship to a
newer height.

Mauritius vice-prime minister asserted that the Mauritanian
government and the people are happy and proud to dedicate a street
after the name of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh.

He also mentioned about the exemplary contribution of the
Bangladeshi expatriate workers to the continuous development of

Momen thanked the Mauritius government and its people for their
generous participation in the celebration of the Birth Centenary of
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He highlighted that, with the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is moving forward steadily to becoming a
developed country by 2041 to fulfill the dream of Bangabandhu’s ‘Sonar

He also stressed on increasing employment opportunities for
Bangladeshi workers in Mauritius along with further strengthening the
bilateral relations.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Imran Ahmad
and state minister for foreign affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP, also
spoke on the occasion.


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