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Envoys of Cyprus, Serbia, Uruguay present credentials to President

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2015 (BSS)- The newly appointed envoys of Cyprus, Serbia and Uruguay to Bangladesh presented their credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here today.

The all non-resident envoys are High Commissioner of Cyprus Dometrios A. Theophylactou, Ambassador of Serbia Vladimir Maric and Ambassador of Uruguay Carlos E. Orlando Bonet, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

Welcoming the high commissioner and ambassadors, the President hoped that Bangladesh's relations with Cyprus, Serbia and Uruguay would be strengthened further during their tenure here.

"The President has expressed the hope that trade and investment of Bangladesh with these three countries would be increased in the days to come," the press secretary said.

Mentioning that Bangladesh's skilled and unskilled manpower is working in different countries across the world, Abdul Hamid urged the envoys to take steps for importing of manpower from Bangladesh.

During the meeting, the new envoys lauded the role of Bangladesh peacekeepers in the UN peacekeeping missions and hoped that the role of Bangladesh peacekeepers would be expanded in future.

They also told the President that they would work to strengthen further the existing relations of their respective countries with Bangladesh. They sought cooperation from the President in discharging their duties in Bangladesh.

Secretaries concerned to the President were present.

Earlier on their arrival at Bangabhaban, the envoys were given guard of honor separately by a contingent of the President's Guard Regiment.

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