Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tarek Mohammad Ariful Islam and Vatican Ambassador to Bangladesh and Dean of Diplomatic Corps Archbishop George Kochery paid a courtesy call on President Md Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban this evening.
The High Commissioner of Bangladesh posted in Sri Lanka briefed the President about the current situation in Sri Lanka.
He sought the President's guidance and full cooperation in fulfilling his duties.
During the meeting, President Abdul Hamid ordered to utilize the potential areas between the two countries in the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka.
The President said that the existing relations between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are very good.
He directed to take initiatives to further expand this relationship in various fields.
Then the president met Archbishop George Kochery, outgoing ambassador of the Vatican and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
He thanked the President for his overall cooperation in discharging his duties.
The President thanked the outgoing Vatican Ambassador for his long successful tenure as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
The President said that Bangladesh attaches great importance to the relationship with the Vatican.
He appreciated the steps taken by the outgoing Vatican envoy for the welfare of the Christian community of Bangladesh.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present on the occasion.