Apologise for ’71 atrocities’



Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said Pakistan should formally apologise to Bangladesh for the atrocities it unleashed on the unarmed Bangalees in 1971.

He said this at a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on the sidelines of Sri Lanka’s 75th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, according to a press release by Bangladesh foreign ministry.

Indian State Minister for External Affairs Shri V Muraleedharan also called on Momen. They discussed issues of bilateral interests, including trade and commerce.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe conveyed his gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government for its timely assistance in Sri Lanka’s economic recovery.

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