50 years of ties: Singapore lauds Bangladesh’s economic opportunities

President of Singapore Halimah Yacob has said Singapore remains one of the top investors in Bangladesh, and continues to be upbeat about Bangladesh's economic potential.

"Singapore also appreciates the important contributions of the Bangladeshi community in Singapore, including towards our country's development," she said in a message to her Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid.

Bangladesh and Singapore commemorated the Golden Jubilee of diplomatic relations that was established on February 16, 1972.

Singapore was among the first few countries that accorded recognition to an Independent Bangladesh early into her independence.

The Presidents of the two friendly countries exchanged messages of felicitations and greetings on the auspicious occasion of 50 years of bilateral relations.

In their messages, President Abdul Hamid and President Halimah Yacob expressed deep satisfaction at the strong bilateral relationship that exists between the two friendly nations.

Both the leaders committed to further strengthening and consolidating the bilateral relations in the next 50 years and beyond.