Crowley Statement on 38th Anniversary of Bangladeshi Independence

March 26, 2009
Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement congratulating the people of Bangladesh on their 38th anniversary of independence:

“I heartily congratulate the citizens of Bangladesh on the 38th anniversary of their nation’s independence.  On this day of celebration, I applaud the people of Bangladesh for their commitment to democratic principles shown by the recent elections.  Elections are just the beginning; I urge the government to continue to fight against corruption so the Bangladeshi people can live in a society governed by laws.

“I believe strongly in the importance of a close relationship between the U.S. and Bangladesh.  I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to support Bangladesh as it strengthens and prospers in the 21st Century.”

Congressman Crowley is the chair of the Congressional Bangladesh Caucus and a six-term member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.