The newly appointed ambassadors of the Netherlands and Thailand on Tuesday separately presented their credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
The President welcomed the new ambassadors to Bangladesh Anne Gerad van Leeuwen from the Netherlands and Makawadee Sumitmor from Thailand.
President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed the reporters after the presentations.
President Hamid called the Netherlands as one of the most important development partners of Bangladesh.
He thanked the Government of the Netherlands for its cooperation in the formulation and implementation of Integrated Water Management and Delta Plan 2100 in Bangladesh.
Noting that the trade and investment relations between the two countries are excellent, the President called upon the newly envoy to take the relationship to a new height.
Thanking the Dutch government for its support and co-operation on the Rohingya issue, the President expressed hope that the Netherlands would continue its cooperation in the process of repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland.
Separately, the President said Bangladesh attaches importance to the development of bilateral relations with Thailand.
Thanking Thai government for its co-operation during the Corona crisis, Hamid emphasized the importance of exchanging visits to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
The President said Bangladesh produces various products of international standard including readymade garments, ceramics and medicines. If Thailand imports these products from Bangladesh, trade between the two countries will be balanced.
The President also called upon Thai investors to invest in special economic zones in Bangladesh in various sectors including agricultural processing, infrastructure development and tourism.
The new ambassadors told the President that they would make every effort to increase trade and investment with Bangladesh.
They sought the full co-operation of the President in discharging their duties.
Secretary to the President's Office Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Press Secretary Joynal Abedin, Secretary (Attachmen) Wahidul Islam Khan and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen were present on the occasion.
A smart contingent of the Presidential Guard Regiment presented them with the Guard of Honor on their arrival at Bangabhaban.