Three envoys present credentials to President
Published: 01:04 PM, 4 December 2020
The newly appointed Ambassador of Egypt Haytham Ghobashy, High Commissioner of Malaysia Haznahbinti Md. Hashim and High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Sudharshan Deepal Suresh presented their credentials to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Thursday; Photo: BSS
Envoys of three countries to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the capital on Thursday.
The resident envoys are Ambassador of Egypt Haytham Ghobashy, High Commissioners of Malaysia and Sri Lanka respectively Haznahbinti Md. Hashim and Sudharshan Deepal Suresh.
Welcoming the envoys, the President said Bangladesh is keen to develop relations with all the countries, including neighbouring ones, President’s press secretary Md Joynal Abedin told the media.
The President hoped that the new envoys would take the existing bilateral relations with Bangladesh to a new height during their respective tenures.
In the current context, President Hamid said apart from the existing diplomatic relations, the expansion of bilateral and multilateral trade and investment ties is very important among the countries.
He said Bangladesh produces various world-class products including readymade garments, medicines, ceramics, jute and jute products.
Abdul Hamid called upon Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Egypt to increase the import of these products from Bangladesh and increase investment in various sectors, including energy, communication and infrastructure in Bangladesh.
President Hamid inquired about the coronavirus situation in their respective countries in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Noting that the world is in dire consequence due to COVID, the President said all the countries, including the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations, should take initiatives so that all countries in the world can easily get the COVID-19 vaccine.
At the same time, the President called upon all countries of the world to take concerted action against the lethal disease. – BSS.