DHAKA, Sept 23, 2020 (BSS) – Three ambassadors of Sweden, Spain and
Norway to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to
President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this afternoon.
The resident envoys are: Alexandra BERG VON LINDE of Sweden,
Franscisco de Asis Benetiz Salas of Spain and Espen Rikter-Svendsen of
Welcoming the envoys, President Hamid expressed his interest in
expanding bilateral relations in various fields, including trade and
investment among the countries, press secretary Joynal Abedin told
He hoped that the ambassadors would make sincere efforts to expand
bilateral relations further in all spheres during their assignments
Thanking the envoys of Spain, Norway and Sweden for their
cooperation on the Rohingya issue, he expressed the hope that their
cooperation would continue in days to come in this regard.
The President also sought their respective country’s cooperation to
mount pressure on Myanmar for their (Myanmar nationals) safe and
dignified return to their homeland.
Abdul Hamid expressed his sorrow and sympathy to the families who
lost their near and dear ones during the coronavirus pandemic and the
people who were infected with the disease across the globe. “The whole
world would be able to save the people from the fatal disease through
their joint efforts within the shortest possible time,” he hoped.
He urged the developed countries and multinational corporations to
come forward to make the upcoming coronavirus vaccine available to all
states, irrespective of rich and poor.
During the meeting with the Spanish ambassador, the head of the
state thanked Spanish government for its cooperation in translating
the Bangabandhu’s Unfinished Memoirs into Spanish language and hoped
that the ties between the two states would be further strengthened in
During the meetings, the ambassadors sought the President’s
cooperation in discharging their duties in Bangladesh while he assured
of providing all necessary supports for doing their assignment here.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, President’s secretary Sampad
Barua, military secretary Major General SM Shamim-Uz-Zaman, press
secretary M Joynal Abedin and secretary (attached) Md Wahidul Islam
Khan were also present.
Secretaries concerned to the President and high officials of the
foreign ministry were present.
Earlier, on their arrival at Bangabhaban, a smartly turned-out
contingent of the horse-mounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) gave
the envoys guards of honour.