Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Outgoing Swiss ambassador calls on President

DHAKA: Swiss Ambassador in Dhaka Nathalie Chuard paid a farewell call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this evening.

During the meeting, the President wished Nathalie Chuard a bright future, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told BSS later.

The Head of the State sought continuous cooperation from Switzerland in the economic development and expansion of trade and commerce in Bangladesh.

Referring to the affects of climate change, the President said Bangladesh and Switzerland would work together to this end.

On Rohingya repatriation issue, he said the sheltered Rohingyas are getting various support from different donor countries and agencies but the peaceful repatriation of the Rohingya people remains a major challenge. The President further sought continued cooperation of Switzerland to end the crisis.

The outgoing ambassador lauded the unprecedented development of Bangladesh in different sectors including, expansion of trade and effective role in women's empowerment, under this incumbent government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

She (envoy) expressed gratitude to the President and the government for providing all-out cooperation in discharging her assignment in Dhaka.

The secretaries concerned were present there.