DHAKA, Sept 3, 2022 (BSS) –
Ambassador of Vatican City to Bangladesh and Dean of Diplomatic Corps Archbishop George Kochery and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tarek Md Ariful Islam today paid a courtesy call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this evening.
President’s Press Secretary Md Joinal Abedin said the outgoing Vatican Ambassador and Dean of Diplomatic Corps Archbishop George Kochery expressed his gratitude to the President for his overall cooperation in discharging his duties here.
The Head of the State also thanked the outgoing Vatican Ambassador for his long successful tenure as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
President Hamid said Bangladesh attaches great importance to the relationship with the Vatican City.
He appreciated the steps taken by the outgoing Vatican envoy for the welfare of the Christian community in Bangladesh.
Earlier, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka briefed the President about the current situation in Sri Lanka.
He sought the President’s guidance and full cooperation in discharging his assignment there.
During the meeting, the President urged to explore the areas of potential between the two countries in the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka.
Abdul Hamid said the existing relations between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are very good.
He asked the ambassador to take initiatives to further expand this tie in various fields.
President’s Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Press Secretary Md joynal Abedin and Secretary (Attachment) Md Wahidul Islam Khan were present there.
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