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US greets Bengalis on Pahela Baishakh

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Staff Reporter :
The US Government and American people have greeted the Bengalis around the world on the occasion of the "Pahela Baishakh", the first day of Bengali New Year.
 "On behalf of the American people and the Government of the United States of America, I wish a joyous New Year to Bengalis around the world," said Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for

the US Department of State.
In a press statement issued in Washington DC yesterday, Morgan said that holiday is celebrated in Bangladesh, India, and around the world, and it is an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage and vast contributions made by speakers of the Bangla language.
 "It is also a time to reflect on the long history of friendship between the people of the United States and Bangladesh and our growing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region," she said, wishing a happy Pahela Baishakh.

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