President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday emphasised exploring new areas of cooperation with neighbouring country Bhutan, including Information Communication and Technology ( ICT), agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries.
He made the remarks during a meeting with the visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at his office.
"Excellent cooperation exists between the two countries in the areas of trade and commerce, connectivity, education, cultural exchange, people to people contacts, tourism. The two sides can explore new areas of cooperation, especially, in Information Communication and Technology ( ICT), agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries," Press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB.
Recalling the support of Bhutan and its people during the 1971 Liberation War, President Hamid expressed his gratitude to the Bhutanese government and its people.
"Bhutan is a very faithful friend of Bangladesh," Hamid mentioned, adding that Bangladesh has excellent bilateral relations with Bhutan and this existing relationship is increasing day by day.
Bangladesh President thanked the Bhutanese prime minister for attending the twin mega celebrations -Bangladesh independence's golden jubilee and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman amid the changed situation due to the pandemic COVID-19.
Tshering arrived here yesterday morning on a three-day official visit to attend the two historic mega celebrations.
The President also gave special thanks to the Bhutanese government and its people for arranging different programme in his country, on the occasion of Bangladesh's independence jubilee and Bangabandhu's birth centenary celebrations as they lit a thousand lamps and also released commemorative stamps on the occasion.
Before starting the bilateral talks, the Bhutanese premier also presented the commemorative stamps to President Hamid.
Dr Tshering thanked the Bangladesh government for inviting him on the auspicious occasion.
The Bhutanese prime minister lauded Bangladesh's tremendous progress in different sectors, especially in socio-economic sector and women empowerment in Bangladesh under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon was present while secretaries concerned to the foreign ministry and Bangabhaban, among others, were present on the occasion.