Bhutanese ambassador pays farewell call on President

DHAKA, Outgoing Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh

Sonam Tobden Rabgye today paid a farewell call on President Md Abdul Hamid at

Bangabhaban here.

During the meeting, the President laid emphasis on exploring the trade and

business potentials in Bangladesh and strengthening the bilateral relations

between Bangladesh and Bhutan.

The head of the state underscored the need for arranging exchangevisit

between businessmen and investors of the two countries, President's press

secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS after the meeting.

Recalling the strong historical ties of friendship between Bangladesh and

Bhutan, which was laid by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur

Rahman, President Hamid said the existing relation between the two countries

is excellent.

The President expressed his gratitude to the Bhutanese government and its

people for being the first state to recognize Bangladesh as an Independent

state after the War of Liberation in 1971.

Abdul Hamid also mentioned that Bangladesh and Bhutan are jointly working

on some development sectors including electricity.

The President thanked the Bhutanese envoy for successful completion of his

assignment in Dhaka.

The Bhutanese envoy said the bilateral relation with Bangladesh is

increasing day by day and it expanded many times in the last three years.

Rabgye thanked the President for providing heartfelt cooperation during

his stay in Bangladesh.

Secretaries concerned to the President were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)