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Bangladesh opens honorary consulate in Cebu

Diplomatic Correspondent

21 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Government of Bangladesh has appointed Virgilio BG Espeleta as the honorary consul general of Bangladesh for the Visayas region in the Philippines.  

 A ceremony was held to inaugurate the consulate and receive the honorary consul general at hotel Marco Polo in Cebu on Tuesday.  Cebu’s Deputy Mayor, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, President of Cebu Chamber of Commerce and diplomatic and consular representatives from Cebu attended the programme.   

Ambassador Nathaniel G Imperial, Assistant Secretary for Asia and Pacific Affairs, Ambassador Vicente Vivencio Bandillo, Chief of Protocol from the Filipino Foreign Ministry and Bangladesh Ambassador Asad Alam Siam joined the ceremony virtually.

They all congratulated the new honorary consul general and hoped that his office will help to widen the bilateral cooperation in the Visayas region.

Espeleta, former President of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, is a franchise expert and heads his own consulting firm, which turns around and transform, family owned businesses into corporate or franchise structures.