Outgoing Maldives High Commissioner pays farewell call on President Hamid
Publish- October 29, 2020, 09:25 PM
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Update- October 30, 2020, 12:17 AM
Outgoing High Commissioner of Maldives to Bangladesh Aishath Shaan Shakir on Thursday paid a farewell call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
The President said that the Maldives is a very good friend of Bangladesh. Bangladesh attaches great importance to its relationship with the Maldives.
He said Bangladesh and Maldives share common views on various issues in regional and international forums and support and cooperate with each other.
Noting that Bangladesh and the Maldives are at high risk due to climate change, the President called for a more coordinated and strong role in this issue.
President Hamid said there are about 100,000 Bangladeshis working in the Maldives. They are making significant contributions to the socio-economic development of both countries.
He emphasised enhancing mutual cooperation in the development of the tourism sector of the two countries.
The President thanked Shakir, the first female High Commissioner of Maldives to Bangladesh, for the successful completion of her tenure.
Shakir thanked the President for his overall cooperation during her tenure in Bangladesh.
She thanked the people and the government of Bangladesh on behalf of the Maldivian government for providing food, medicine and healthcare materials from Bangladesh to combat Covid-19.
High Commissioner Shakir presented her Letter of Credence to President Hamid on May 23, 2017.
Secretary to the President's Office Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Shamim Uz Zaman, Press Secretary to the President Joynal Abedin and Secretary to the President's Office (attached) Wahidul Islam Khan were present on the occasion.