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King Philippe of Belgium keen to visit Bangladesh

  • Published at 02:57 pm January 15th, 2021
King Philippe
Newly-appointed Ambassador of Bangladesh to Belgium Mahbub Hassan Saleh presenting his Letters of Credence to King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels recently UNB

The king also showed interest in the bilateral trade and investment scenario between Bangladesh and Belgium

King Philippe of Belgium has said that he will consider a possible visit to Bangladesh to see the country’s impressive socio-economic development.

The king said this when newly-appointed Ambassador of Bangladesh to Belgium Mahbub Hassan Saleh presented his Letters of Credence to him at the Royal Palace in Brussels recently.

The ambassador said it would be an honour for Bangladesh if the king and the queen can pay a visit this year, when Bangladesh is celebrating the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 50th anniversary of independence.

He also said that such a visit of the highest level would contribute significantly to further strengthening the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Belgium.

King Philippe took a great deal of interest in hearing about Bangladesh’s poverty alleviation, disaster management, infrastructure development and other success stories, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. 

King Philippe recalled his visit to Bangladesh in his personal capacity in the early 1990s. 

Ambassador Saleh conveyed to the king the greetings and best wishes of the president and prime minister of Bangladesh. 

He said the government and people of Bangladesh would warmly welcome the royal couple if they could kindly make it convenient to visit the country. 

The king also showed interest in the bilateral trade and investment scenario between Bangladesh and Belgium. 

Ambassador Saleh spoke about the growing trade relations between the two countries and highlighted the excellent investment opportunities in Bangladesh and said that Belgian investors may explore the same in a number of potential areas including pharmaceuticals, ICT, and engineering. 

Ambassador Saleh briefed the king in detail about the Rohingya crisis and thanked him for Belgium’s supportive role in this regard in the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member during 2019-2020. 

The ambassador said that sustained and effective pressure on Myanmar from the international community including Belgium needs to continue for an early repatriation of the 1.1 million forcibly displaced Rohingyas to the Rakhine state in Myanmar. 

The ambassador was taken to the Royal Palace in a ceremonial motorcade. 

He was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Faiyaz Murshid Kazi, and First Secretary Fakhruddin Ahamed.

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