President Abdul Hamid. File photo
Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – Six envoys presented their credentials to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Thursday.
The envoys present in the credential ceremony were: Ambassadors of Croatia and Venezuela, and High Commissioners of Guyana, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia to Bangladesh.
The envoys are: Petar Ljubicic of Croatia, Augusto Montiel of Venezuela, David Goldwin Pollard of Guyana, Pius Dunaiski of Namibia, Maj Gen (Retd) Chris Sunday Eze of Nigeria and Judith Kasashi K. Kangoma-Kapijimpanga of Zambia.
President Hamid welcomed the envoys as they reached the president house, President's Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told UNB after the ceremony.
"Bangladesh always gives priority to the expansion of the bilateral and multilateral relations in the field of trade and investment. The bilateral and multi-lateral relations with these countries will further be expanded during their assignments here," President hoped.
Terming Bangladesh a country of huge potentials and possibilities, the head of the state said Bangladesh is always interested to boost businesses and trade ties with other countries.
"Bangladesh has many experienced manpower including physicians, engineers and teachers. We are ready to provide the skilled manpower on demand of the friendly countries," said President.
President also urged envoys to become development partners and enhance people-to-people contact among the countries in bilateral level.
The envoys told Abdul Hamid that they would do everything necessary to increase bilateral and multilateral cooperation with Bangladesh in the coming days.
They also lauded the socio-economic development of Bangladesh and sought cooperation of authorities concerned in discharging their duties.
The envoys praised Bangladesh for giving shelter the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who fled to this country from their Rakhine state homeland of Myanmar.
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 as part of the ceremony.