Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) - Ambassadors of Germany and North Korea to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday.
The resident envoys are Peter Fahrenholtz of Federal Republic of Germany and Pak Song Yop of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
During the presentation of German ambassador’s credential, the President said, "The relationship between the two countries is increasing day by day. Besides, bilateral relationship, trade and investment between the two countries are very excellent."
Abdul Hamid stressed on exploring all possibilities in the interest of their respective countries and boost businesses and trade ties as there is a huge potentiality in various sectors to increase relationship.
Terming Germany a development partner of Bangladesh, the head of state said the relationship between the two countries should be extended further. He also stressed on the visits of government and private level stakeholders in both the countries.
German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz praised Bangladesh’s achieving high GDP growth of 7.86 percent in 2017-18 financial year.
The envoy lauded the government’s initiatives taken for rehabilitating over one million Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh from their Rakhine state homeland of Myanmar.
He said "Bangladesh gains the respect from the international community. I hope International community will provide more support and cooperation to solve the Rohingya problem."
On the other hand, President Abdul Hamid praised of the recent development of relationship between South Korea and North Korea. He said this development will help both countries develop the bilateral relationship in the future.
North Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Pak Song Yop said he will prioritize the relationship between Bangladesh and North Korea during his tenure.
The envoys told Abdul Hamid that they would do everything necessary to increase bilateral cooperation with Bangladesh in the days to come.
Praising the socio-economic development of Bangladesh, they sought cooperation of authorities concerned in discharging their duties.
Earlier, on their arrival 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.
Secretaries concerned to the President and high officials of the Foreign Ministry were present.