New envoys of Nepal, Indonesia present credentials to President


DHAKA, July 18, 2017 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today sought enhanced trade ties with Nepal and Indonesia as newly appointed ambassadors of the two countries presented their credentials at Bangabhaban here.

According to a Bangabhaban spokesman, Nepalese envoy Dr Chop Lal Bhushal and Rina Prithyasmiarsi Soemarno of Indonesia presented their credentials in two subsequent ceremonies after they were ceremonially welcomed at the presidential palace.

“Receiving their credentials, the President appreciated Bangladesh ties with the two countries and urged them to play an important role as envoys particularly to enhance trade and economic ties for mutual benefits,” President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told newsmen.

The spokesman said the president recalled the supports of the Nepalese people to Bangladesh cause in 1971 and recognition of Indonesia as a Muslim country to the new born nation soon after the independence, as he talked to the envoys.

President Hamid, he said, assured the envoys of his all out cooperation in discharging their duties in Bangladesh in cementing further Bangladesh relations with the two countries.

Secretaries concerned and high officials to the President were present.

Earlier on arrival at Bangabhaban a contingent of the horse-mounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) offered the envoys honour guards as part of ceremony.