DHAKA, Oct 29, 2020 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today said Bangladesh and the Maldives need to enhance mutual cooperation for developing the tourism sectors of the two countries as outgoing Maldivian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Aishath Shaan Shakir called on him at Bangabhaban here.
President Hamid also called for playing a more coordinated and strong role by Bangladesh and the Maldives on the climate change issues as the two states are exposed to the high risk of climate change affect.
During the meeting, the President said the Maldives is a very good friend of Bangladesh and added Dhaka always gives priority to its relations with the Maldives, press secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.
Referring to the Dhaka-Male current excellent bilateral ties, he said Bangladesh and the Maldives share common views on various issues in both regional and international forums and support and cooperate each other.
Abdul Hamid mentioned about one lakh Bangladeshis working in the Maldives and their significant contributions to the socio-economic development of both the countries.
The head of the state thanked the Maldivian envoy for completing his assignment in Dhaka successfully.
The outgoing High Commissioner thanked the President for his overall cooperation during his tenure in Bangladesh.
She also expressed her thanks to the people and the government of Bangladesh, on behalf of the Maldivian government, for providing food, medicine and medical items to combat the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
President office secretary Sampad Barua, military secretary Major General SM Shamim-Uz-Zaman, press secretary Md Joynal Abedin and secretary (attached) Md Wahidul Islam Khan were, among others, present there.