President urges Ireland to open consular office in Dhaka
Published : Friday, 14 June 2013
President Abdul Hamid Thursday urged Ireland to open a consular office in Dhaka or extending consular services through arrangement with any local European Union (EU) Embassy in the capital for easing visa procedure to visit Ireland, reports BSS.
"It will resolve visa problems of Bangladeshi businessmen, students and tourists to visit Ireland," he said while newly appointed non-resident Irish Ambassador to Bangladesh Feilim McLaughlin presented his credentials to him at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.
Welcoming the new Ambassador to Bangabhaban, the President expressed his satisfaction over the existing bilateral relations between the two countries and said Bangladesh attaches great importance to relations with Ireland which is based on mutual respect and interest.
Noting that presently Bangladesh offers one of the best investment regimes in the region President Abdul Hamid encouraged Irish investors to take advantage of the investment-friendly climate and the trainable, competitive work force of Bangladesh.
The President laid emphasis on taking effective steps for further increasing trade and commerce relations between Bangladesh and Ireland.