Colombia expressed interest in cooperation with Bangladesh in the ready-made garment (RMG) and pharmaceutical sectors.
Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Muhammad Imran had a meeting with Nelsy Raquel Munar Jaramillo, Director for Asia, Africa and Oceania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Carlos A Forero, Coordinator, Asia Pacific at a ceremony held in the Presidential Palace in the capital Bogota, Colombia, on November 8, read a press release on Saturday.
During the meeting, they discussed a wide range of bilateral issues and focused on many areas of cooperation.
Nelsy Raquel expressed his keen interest in cooperation in the ready-made garment (RMG) and pharmaceutical sectors between Bangladesh and Colombia as well as signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on regular Foreign Office Consultations (FOC).
The ambassador apprised them of Bangladesh’s tremendous socioeconomic progress that took place in the last 15 years under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Ambassador Imran, concurrently accredited to Colombia, has recently presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Colombia Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego.
Ambassador Imran formally presented his credentials to the Colombian president.
Upon his arrival at the Presidential Palace, the Bangladesh Ambassador was greeted with a guard of honour by a smartly turned-out contingent of the Presidential Guard Regiment.
He was later introduced to Colombian President Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, Acting Foreign Minister Francisco J. Coy G. and senior officials were present on the occasion, said the Embassy on November 19.
While presenting the credentials to the Colombian president, the ambassador conveyed greetings to him from President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Colombian president reciprocated the greetings to the Bangladesh president and PM.
Colombian President Gustavo Francisco welcomed the Bangladesh ambassador to his country and expressed his satisfaction over the excellent bilateral relations existing between the two countries. He also hoped that the ties would be further consolidated in the coming days.
The Colombian president, from his government, assured the ambassador of extending all kinds of support to discharge his diplomatic duties.