Outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mohammad Reza Nafar has appreciated Bangladesh government’s quest for development and peace in its strides for economic emancipation.
He also appreciated the "capable and courageous" leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Ambassador conveyed his Iranian government’s eagerness to work more closely with Bangladesh in areas of mutual interests.
The outgoing Ambassador made the remarks when he met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at his office on Monday.
The State Minister congratulated the Ambassador on the successful completion of his tour of duty in Bangladesh.
During the meeting, the State Minister commended the Ambassador for his efforts to boost the bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Iran during his tenure.
He enquired about the overall situations in Iran, including Covid-19 management, and extended thanks to the Iranian government for measures taken to contain and control the pandemic.
The State Minister said both Bangladesh and Iran have many areas to explore for mutual benefits including cooperation in the field of education, trade and commerce, stressing that both countries should find scopes for further engagements in the areas above.
The Iranian Ambassador expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen for their kind support and cooperation in discharging responsibilities as Ambassador in Bangladesh.