Speech of the Right Honourable Eric Krik, Prime Minister of New Zealand, at the banquet given in his honour by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 1 January 1974:
I first arrived in newly independent Bangladesh nearly two years ago when I was leader of the opposition in the New Zealand. I was deeply emotional and saddening experience because of the suffering and devastation brought about the long months of the independent struggle.
Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, at the dinner given in honour of the Right Honourable Norman Eric Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand on 1 January 1974:
Mr. Prime Minister, Excellencies, Ladies & Gentlemen,
1. It is our very great pleasure that on behalf of the Government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf I welcome a true friend of Bangladesh, the Right Honourable Norman Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand. It is particularly happy beginning to the new year to have you in our midst. We regard you, Mr. Prime Minister, as one of our oldest and closest friend.