Bangladesh, Britain greet President

Kathmandu, July 24:

President of Bangladesh Dr Iajuddin Ahmed has congratulated newly-elected President of Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav.

A statement issued by the Bangladesh Embassy here quoted Iajuddin, “Your election to this post exemplifies the trust and confidence that has been reposed in you. As a South Asian neighbour, Bangla-desh has always accorded priority to cultivating close relations with Nepal.” “During your tenure, we would be able to carry forward close ties,” the statement quoted Iajuddin. British Queen Elizabeth II also sent a message of congratulations to President

Dr Ram Baran Yadav. A statement quoting Queen Elizabeth II said, “My government and I look forward to continuing the cooperation and excellent relations between the two countries. I wish you success in helping Nepal as it takes forward the important reform process.”