Six envoys present credentials to President

DHAKA, Four ambassadors and two high commissioners to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this afternoon.

All of them are nonresident envoys. They are Andrei I. Rzheussky, ambassador of the Republic of Belarus, Sekou Kasse, ambassador of the Republic of Mali, Carlos Jose de Pinho e Melo, ambassador of Portugal, Gudmundur Arni Atefansson, ambassador of Iceland, Agis Loizou, high commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus and Gabriel P. Sinimbo, high commissioner of the Republic of Namibia.

Welcoming the envoys, the President hoped that the bilateral relations with those countries would further expand during the tenures of their respective assignments here, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS after the meetings.

Noting that Bangladesh has bright possibilities in different areas, especially tourism, readymade garments (RMG) and medicine sectors, the President urged the diplomats to give optimum efforts for exploring the existing potentials for the benefits of their respective countries.

The head of the state also urged the nonresident ambassadors and high commissioners to ensure frequent visits to different tourist sites, including the world's largest sea beach and mangrove forest, in Bangladesh.

President Hamid hoped that the existing commerce and investment relations with the countries would strengthen more in the days to come, the press secretary added.

The envoys sought cooperation from the President during the tenures in Bangladesh while President Hamid assured them of providing all sorts of cooperation in discharging their duties here.

Secretaries concerned to the President and high officials of the Foreign Ministry were present.

Earlier, on their arrivals at Bangabhaban, a smartly turnedout contingent of the horsemounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) gave the envoys guards of honour as part of the ceremony.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)