Resident High Commissioner-designate of Canada Lilly Nicholls presented her credentials to President Abdul Hamid him at Bangabhaban on Thursday.
The president told the new envoy that Bangladesh has always maintained an excellent relation with Canada.
He said the relationship is expanding in various fields, particularly in trade and investment, Joynal Abedin, president’s press secretary told reporters.
President Hamid recalled Canadian’s co-operation in ensuring duty-free- quota-free market access to Bangladeshi products to Canada, terming Canada as one of the country’s largest export destinations.
Hamid also thanked the Canadian government for providing support with vaccines and other medical equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The high commissioner lauded the Bangladesh’s humanitarian role in sheltering Rohingya people, calling it a brave step and an example of humanitarian act.
She also told the president that her country would continue to provide necessary support to Bangladesh’s development.
She hoped that trade between the two countries would further increase during her tenure.
President's Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin, Secretary (attachment) Md Wahidul Islam Khan were present on the occasion.