Statement on Bangladesh Victory Day

Marking the 45th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence on December 16th, Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali paid her respects to those who sacrificed their lives to secure the freedom and independence of Bangladesh.

Rushanara Ali said:

“On Bangladesh Victory Day, we remember the three million people who lost their lives for the freedom of their nation. On this important day, we pay our respect to their memory and recognise the great sacrifice they made.

Earlier this year I was delighted to be appointed as the UK Trade Envoy to Bangladesh. I am pleased to be in a role that will help to promote even stronger links between our two countries.

As we mark the anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence and look to the future, I look forward to the United Kingdom and Bangladesh working closely together to tackle the threat of climate change, promote economic prosperity in both countries and boost development in Bangladesh.”