Two envoys present credentials to President


DHAKA, June 25, 2019 (BSS) – Ambassadors of Thailand and High Commissioner of Brunei to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this afternoon.

The envoys are: Arunrung Phothong Humphreys of the Kingdom of Thailand and Haji Haris bin Othman of the Nation of Brunei.

Welcoming the envoys, the president hoped that the bilateral relations with the countries will further be expanded during their respective assignments here, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

During the meeting with Thailand ambassador, the President mentioned that the existing bilateral relation with Thailand is strengthening day by day.

Expressing his satisfaction over the existing commerce and investment relations between Bangladesh and Thailand, President Hamid urged the ambassador to take more effective measures to further expand these ties.

The head of the state also hoped that the Thailand government would play very active role in gearing up the campaign for the safe repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya nationals to their homeland in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

Later, during the meeting with Brunei high commissioner, Abdul Hamid said Bangladesh always gives special priority to the bilateral relation with Brunei.

The President stressed on exchanging high-level visits of both the government and private levels to explore the potentials of the two-friendly countries.

Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Brunei in April last, he said the visit has opened a new chapter of the relation.

If the memorandum of understandings (MoUs) signed between the two states during the visit are executed properly, the relation would get a new height in days to come, the President opined.

The President also sought all-out cooperation of the Brunei government to end the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

Terming many Bangladeshi products as world standard, President Hamid also asked the envoy to take necessary steps to import more products, including apparel and leather goods, from Bangladesh.

Both the envoys sought cooperation from the President during their respective assignments in Bangladesh and the President assured them of providing all sorts of cooperation here.

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

Earlier, on their arrivals at Bangabhaban, a smartly turned-out contingent of the horse-mounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) gave the envoys guards of honour as part of the ceremony.