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Mongolia assures Bangladeshi visitors of online visa

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  • 29 April, 2022 12:00 AM
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Mongolia assures Bangladeshi visitors of online visa
Mahbub Uz Zaman, Bangladesh Ambassador to China with concurrent accreditation to Mongolia and North Korea, held a courtesy meeting with President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa at the State Palace in the capital Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday after the presentation of his credentials. -sun photo

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Mongolia will include Bangladesh in the list of eligible countries for its e-visa programme.

This will allow the Bangladeshi visa applicants to apply online and get visa on arrival.

Foreign Minister of Mongolia Battsetseg Batmunkh said this during a meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman who has concurrent accreditation to Mongolia and North Korea (DPRK).

Bangladesh envoy presented his credentials to Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, President of Mongolia on April 27.

Held at the State Place, the formal presentation ceremony was marked by a colourful ceremony with the Ambassador arriving in a motorcade.

Ambassador Mahbub was given a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the Mongolian Armed Forces.

The President of Mongolia recalled the friendly ties existing between the two countries.

He conveyed through the Ambassador his warm greetings to the President of Bangladesh and Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

 The event marked a significant turning point for the consolidation of bilateral relations between the two countries, diplomatic sources said.

Regarding trade and investment promotion, the Mongolian foreign minister said that exchange of business and trade delegations have a positive impact on bilateral trade ties.

In this regard, she said that Mongolia will take necessary measures so that Bangladesh is included in the list of countries eligible for Mongolian online e-visa programme.

 She remarked that this would allow the Bangladeshi visa applicants to apply online and get visa on arrival and would also promote tourism and people to people contacts between the two countries.

Battsetseg Batmunkh also agreed to give favourable consideration to a scheme for exemption of visa requirements for Bangladeshi diplomatic and official passport holders on a reciprocal basis.

Ambassador Mahbub Uz Zaman said that the government under the leadership and direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is on track to make Bangladesh a developed country by the year 2041.

He said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had led the foundations of Bangladesh’s foreign policy.

Bangladesh believes in a policy of friendship towards all and malice to none as enunciated by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Mahbub Uz Zaman said that with prudent macroeconomic management aided by strong economic fundamentals Bangladesh can now boast of a strong and robust economy advancing forward on a positive growth trajectory.

He added that with enhanced capacities and a burgeoning economy, Bangladesh seeks partnerships with friendly countries on equal terms.

In this respect, the Bangladesh envoy emphasised the imperative need to forge greater cooperation between the two countries based on complementarities of resources and integration of supply chains and thereby creating a win-win situation.

Foreign Minister of Mongolia expressed satisfaction at the level of cooperation existing between Bangladesh and Mongolia at the UN bodies and other multilateral institutions.

Ambassador mentioned that Bangladesh is sharing her best practices and adaptation knowledge regionally.

After the presentation of the credentials, a courtesy meeting was held between the President of Mongolia and the Ambassador of Bangladesh.

President of Mongolia expressed high hopes that Bangladesh-Mongolia relations will gain further momentum.

Ambassador said that there exists huge scope and potential to further expand and diversify cooperation in the vital areas of trade, commerce and investment.

He urged Mongolian business persons to invest in Bangladesh and take advantage of its favourable location including its low cost production base.