President asks envoy to explore business potentials in Portugal

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2017 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid today asked newly appointed Bangladesh ambassador to Lisbon for exploring business potentials in Portugal and put in his efforts to draw Portuguese investments for the country.

The President's suggestion came as newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to Portugal Md. Ruhul Alam Siddique made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban," president's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

During the meeting, President Hamid also advised the Bangladesh envoy to take pragmatic initiatives to arrange exchange visits for Bangladeshi and Portugal investors and businessmen to explore the potential areas in both the countries.

The President also asked the designated envoy to protect and look after the wellbeing of Bangladeshi workers and migrants in Portugal, saying that around 15,000 Bangladeshis are currently living or working in Portugal.

Concerned secretaries to the President Office were present during the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)