On the occasion of Independence and National Day, President Md. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Russian Embassy in Dhaka gave this information in their verified Facebook post and tweet on Sunday (March 26). In his greeting message, Putin said, “Russia-Bangladesh relations are based on strong traditions of friendship and mutual respect.” I firmly believe that through our joint efforts, we will be able to strengthen regional stability, security, and development in the interest of the people of the two countries and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Putin wished the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh good health and success. He also wished for the peace and prosperity of the people of Bangladesh.