US President Donald Trump and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller congratulated Bangladesh in separate messages for the birth centennial of Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and ahead of Bangladesh's 49th year of independence.
In a message to President Abdul Hamid, President Trump congratulated him and the people of Bangladesh as the country commemorates the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and going to observe the golden jubilee of independence in 2021.
Trump said Bangladesh has progressed along an enviable development arc, rising from a devastating war to become a country that is now growing into anagricultural and industrial power house over the past 49 years.
Mentioning the United States as a key partner during this transformation, he said: "I am proud our economies have delivered prosperity to both of our peoples."
Appreciating Bangladesh's continued generosity as a host to over one million Rohingya refugees, Trump said they will continue to stand by Bangladesh in responding to this crisis as a leading international donor.
On the other hand, Ambassador Miller also congratulated Bangladesh on behalf of President Trump and the American people.
In a message to President Hamid, Miller said: "I am greatly honoured to share this message commemorating Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday centennial and the 2021 Golden Jubilee. For decades, the United States has been a proud partner in Bangladesh' s development success and we look forward to the years to come."
He said that though unfortunate circumstances are preventing them from celebrating these momentous occasions together personally, "please accept our fullest and most sincere congratulations on Bangladesh's independence".
He mentioned in his message that Bangabandhu and the Bangladeshi people's for freedom, liberty and self determination ignited a common spirit which resonates with the American people even today and continues to bind the two countries together in friendship and solidarity.