Md. Abu Zafar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has presented letter of credence to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai at Qasr Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi.
The ceremony was very brief due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The Vice President accepted the credentials in person on behalf of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in presence of 10 members of the Cabinet of Ministers including the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Welcoming Zafar, the UAE Vice President assured him of all necessary cooperation in the discharge of his duties as Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE, said a press release.
Ambassador Zafar conveyed warmest greetings and best wishes from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the UAE leadership while expressing his resolve to work for further strengthening the bilateral relations through meaningful engagement in all potential areas.
He also recalled the historic ties between the two brotherly countries that were established and consolidated by the founding fathers of the two nations Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The Ambassador wished the UAE leadership good health and well-being, as well as progress and prosperity to the brotherly people of the UAE.
The credentials presentation ceremony was preceded by ceremonial hoisting of Bangladesh national flag to the accompaniment of Bangladesh national anthem played by the well-turned-out band drawn from three services of the UAE defense force in the palace courtyard.
Source: United News of Bangladesh