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Bangladesh Ambassador Shahidul Islam presents credentials to Dominican President

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 8th July, 2022 05:19:20 PM
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Bangladesh Ambassador Shahidul Islam presents credentials to Dominican President

M Shahidul Islam, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States of America, presented his letter of credence to President of the Dominican Republic Mr. Luis Abinader on Wednesday (July 6).

Ambassador Islam, based in Washington DC, is also concurrently accredited to Belize, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guyana and Haiti to represent Bangladesh.

The ceremony for presentation of credentials took place at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic. Vice President Ms. Raquel Pena de Antuna and Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez were present.

Ambassador Islam conveyed the greetings of the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the President of Dominican Republic, said the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC.

The President of Dominican Republic welcomed the Ambassador, appreciated Bangladesh’s strong economic performance and expressed keen interest to strengthen his country’s relations with Bangladesh.

Ambassador Islam also held separate meeting with the Dominican Foreign Minister Mr. Roberto Alvarez on 07 July and discussed bilateral cooperation including the proposals for signing three agreements relating to Foreign Office Consultation (FOC), agreement on visa waiver for the holders of diplomatic and official passports as well as to establish a Joint Working Group on promotion of trade, investment. The Dominican Foreign Minister expressed hope to visit Bangladesh next year.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Counsellor Mr. Md Mahmudul Islam and Honorary Consul of Bangladesh to Dominican Republic, Mr. Joan Gonzalez.