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Bangla President leaves for Delhi

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 10 - Winding up his three-day tour of Assam and Meghalaya, President of the People�s Republic of Bangladesh Md Abdul Hamid left for New Delhi this afternoon.

Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were present at the LGBI Airport to see off the President.

Expressing his profound happiness on the tour, President Hamid in his departing remarks said that the visits to Assam and Meghalaya were very nostalgic for him as he had visited this part of Northeast during the difficult times of Bangladesh Liberation War. �I have visited Balat, Shillong and Meghalaya, and I was very glad to see those places,� he said.

He also extended an invitation to the Governor and the Chief Minister to visit Bangladesh. He said that good relationship with neighbours is crucial for development and their visit would bolster the same. Peace and tranquillity in the region would lead to faster development, he added.

During the visit, the President was accompanied by First Lady Rashida Khanam and other family members apart from the official delegation.

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