Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the newly appointed Nepalese envoy to utilise the business and investment potential between Bangladesh and Nepal.
The President made the call when Resident Ambassador of Nepal Dr Banshidhar Mashra presented his credentials to him at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.
President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
At the meeting, the President said Bangladesh has excellent relations with Nepal and the mutual relations are enhancing gradually.
Referring to increased ties in the tourism sector between the two countries, he said it is helping the socio-economic development of the two countries.
Meanwhile, non-resident ambassadors of three other countries to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to the President at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.
The envoys are Rabie Narsh of Lebanon, UNG Sean of Cambodia and Ahmed Yousif Mohamed Elsiddig of Sudan.
Welcoming the envoys, Abdul Hamid said Bangladesh always gives priority to the expansion of bilateral relations in the field of trade, commerce and investment, Joynal told reporters.
He expressed the hope that the bilateral relations with these countries will expand further during their assignments here.
Terming Bangladesh a country of huge potential, the President put emphasis on availing of all possibilities in the interest of their respective countries and Bangladesh to bolster businesses, trade and diplomatic ties.
Bangladesh is producing world-standard medicine and readymade garments (RMG) at less cost than many other countries, he mentioned.
Abdul Hamid stressed on increasing high-level visit exchange and people-to-people contact to expand the relations among the countries.
Lauding the tremendous development in the country, especially in socio-economic sector, the envoys assured that Bangladesh would be provided with necessary support by their respective countries.
Four envoys sought President’s cooperation in discharging their duties in Bangladesh.
Secretaries concerned to the President and high officials of the Foreign Ministry were present.
Earlier, on their arrival at Bangabhaban, a smartly turned-out contingent of the horse-mounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) gave the envoys guards of honour.