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President for putting pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

  • Published at 09:40 pm October 3rd, 2019
WEB_ President with Bangladeshi Ambassador to China
President Abdul Hamid speaking to Bangladesh Ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, October 3, 2019 PID

President asked the Bangladesh envoy to work for enhancing the ties between the two countries during his tenure in China.

President M Abdul Hamid has directed Bangladesh Ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman to take steps so that China continues its pressure on Myanmar for the safe, and dignified repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

The head of state gave the directive as Bangladesh’s new ambassador to China paid a courtesy visit on him at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon, President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin said.

He put emphasis on strengthening the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh, and China.

“China is one of the major development partners of Bangladesh. The partnerships between the two countries in commerce, investment, and various development sectors are very excellent right now,” the press secretary quoted the President as saying.

President Hamid asked the Bangladesh envoy to work towards further enhancing the ties between the two countries during his tenure in China.

The ambassador sought necessary directives, as well as cooperation from the President, in discharging his duties.

President Hamid assured him of providing all necessary support during his stay there as an ambassador.

Former secretary (Asia and Pacific) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka, Zaman, a career diplomat of Bangladesh Civil Service (Foreign Affairs), joined the Foreign Service in 1985.

Earlier he served as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, and Sri Lanka.

Zaman also worked in different capacities in Bangladesh permanent missions in Geneva, New York, as well as Bangladesh missions in Tokyo, Ottawa, and New Delhi.

Concerned Secretaries at Bangabhaban were also present during the occasion.