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UAE, Afghan envoys present credentials to President

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Wednesday 16 May, 2018 06:28:44 pm

UAE, Afghan envoys present credentials to President

Ambassador Saed Mohammed Saed Hamid Almheiri of UAE.

Dhaka, May 16 (UNB) –Ambassadors designate of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Afghanistan to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to the President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday.

The envoys are Saed Mohammed Saed Hamid Almheiri from UAE and Abdul Qayoom Malikzad of Afghanistan.

Welcoming the ambassadors, the President assured them of overall cooperation in discharging their duties and hoped that they will play their due role in strengthening bilateral relations between Bangladesh and their respective countries.

President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meetings.

President Abdul Hamid said the relationship between Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reached to a multilateral level, which was once initiated with the visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1974.

President Abdul Hamid also welcomes the ambassador of Abdul Qayoom Malikzad of Afghanistan at Bangabhaban.

He said UAE is one of the most influential development partners. There is a bright possibility of the investment and business between the two countries. He emphasized on the exchange of government and private visit as well as initiatives to further liberalise, streamline and ease of visa.

Mentioning the visit of the Prime minister Sheikh Hasina at UAE in 2015, the visit opened the new horizon of the relationship between the respective countries. He also called for the investment in Bangladesh.

Terming the opening up of labour market in UAE as remarkable, the head of the state said the workers of the Bangladesh are playing a vital role of boosting the economy of UAE and Bangladesh.          

Ambassador Saed Mohammed Saed Hamid Almheiri of UAE said they always give importance on the development of the relationship between the two countries.

The President also welcomes the ambassador of Abdul Qayoom Malikzad of Afghanistan after arrival 4.30pm.

After welcoming the ambassador of Afghanistan, Abdul Hamid said that Afghanistan's relationship with Bangladesh is very traditional. Afghanistan has enough scope to expand trade and investment relations with Bangladesh. Bangladesh already exports various products including medicines.

Ambassador praised the development of Bangladesh, especially in education, women empowerment, launch of Satellite Bangabandhu-1, the first Bangladeshi geostationary communications satellite.

Secretaries concerned to the President were also present at the meeting.
Earlier, on their arrival at Bangabhaban, the envoys were given guards of honour separately by a contingent of the President Guard Regiment.