Outgoing envoys of Denmark, North Korea call on President

DHAKA, Aug 5, 2018 : Outgoing Ambassadors of Denmark and North Korea to Bangladesh called on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this afternoon.

The outgoing envoys are: Mikael Hemniti Winther of Denmark and Ri Song Hyon of North Korea,

During the meeting with the Denmark envoy, the President recalled the contribution of Denmark over the Rohingya issue, President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told.

He expressed satisfaction over the existing excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and said Bangladesh always attaches high importance to its relationship with Denmark.

“The trade and investment have increased between the two countries,” he mentioned.

The President said Bangladesh and Denmark are jointly working on the climate change issue while both the countries are providing necessary cooperation to each other in different international forums.

Lauding the development potentials of Bangladesh and its socio-economic progress, the envoy said Bangladesh got worldwide appreciation in peacekeeping activities and set a bright example in curbing terrorism as well.

He hoped that the relationship especially in the trade and commerce sector between the two countries would further be expanded in the days to come.

During the meeting with North Korean ambassador, President Hamid said since 1973 the bilateral relations between the two countries have been excellent as both the countries share their common views on different international issues.

The President told the envoy that Bangladesh gives priority to holding discussion to resolve any issue.

The envoy praised the hospitability and cooperative attitude of the government and the people of Bangladesh.

“People of the country are talented and intelligent. They will be able to proceed further using their potentials,” he hoped.

The President lauded the activities of the envoys during their assignments in Bangladesh.

Secretaries of the President’s office and high officials of the foreign ministry and embassies of Denmark and North Korea in Dhaka were present at the meetings.