12 new non-resident envoys call on FM

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Newly appointed non-resident ambassadors and high commissioners to Bangladesh from 12 countries called on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at Foreign Service Academy here.

During the meeting, took place on Thursday, the foreign minister expressed hope that the newly appointed envoys, during their tenure, will work to enhance cooperation with Bangladesh both bilaterally and multilaterally, a foreign ministry press release said here today.

The foreign minister urged the envoys to pursue their respective governments to mount more pressure on Myanmar for commencing early repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their land of origin in Rakhine.

He also called for investment from their respective countries to assist Bangladesh in generating renewable electricity.

The ambassadors and high commissioners assured of standing beside Bangladesh at all times for its continuous development and welfare. The envoys also conveyed greetings marking the Bangladesh’s golden jubilee of independence.

The envoys are – Nigeria High Commissioner Ahmed Sule, Estonia Ambassador Katrin Kivi, Ireland Ambassador Brendan Ward, Rwanda Ambassador Jacqueline Mukangira, Romanian Ambassador Daniela Mariana Sezonov Tane, Dominican Republic Ambassador Devid Puig, Malta High Commissioner Reuben Gauci, Kyrgyz Republic Ambassador Asein ISAEV, Finland Ambassador Ritva Inkeri Koukku-Ronde, Sierra Leone Ambassador Rashid Sesay, Hungary Ambassador Andras Laszlo KIRALY, and Colombian Ambassador Mariana Pacheco Montes.