The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau :
Ambassador M Shahidul Islam presented his Letters of Credence as non-resident Ambassador of Bangladesh, to the President of the Republic of Colombia H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, in a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia on 30 June 2021.
Ambassador Islam conveyed warm greetings of the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh during a meeting with the President held after the presentation ceremony.
He noted that Bangladesh and Colombia enjoy excellent relations, share similar views on many international issues like international peace, security, and stability, fight against terrorism and extremism, human rights, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, climate change, etc. He also added that it is time to explore the untapped potentials of the two countries for further strengthening the relations and thanked the Colombian Government for their consistent support to the UN on the Rohingya issue.
Appreciating Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership role in promoting the cause of the climate-vulnerable countries, the President agreed to participate at the High-Level Opening Session of the Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit organized by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance, which Bangladesh presides, to take place virtually on 08 July 2021.
The Colombian President emphasized that the two countries have common goals and aspirations, and they would continue to work together to strengthen the bilateral relations.