Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin presented the Letters of Credence as the non-resident Ambassador to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the Presidential Palace at Bogota in Colombia on July 10.
During his brief discussion with the Colombian President after presenting the letters of credence, Ziauddin conveyed the warm greetings on the behalf of the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and extended their invitation to him to visit Bangladesh, according to a press release received on Thursday.
Ambassador Ziauddin said: “Bangladesh and Colombia enjoy the best of relationship and it is now time to explore untapped potential of the two countries for further strengthening the relations in all directions.”
He said Bangladesh and Colombia had always been cooperating in all international fora, particularly in the United Nations, adding that his prime objective as the Ambassador to Colombia was to explore the potential for development and deepening cooperation and overall relations between the two countries and their people.
Colombian President Santos said the two countries had common goals and aspirations, and they would continue to work together for strengthening the bilateral ties.
Earlier, the Bangladesh envoy attended a luncheon hosted by Foreign Minister of Colombia Maria Angela Holguin on the occasion of the presentation of the letters of credence.
He also met senior officials of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on his arrival in Bogota.