The ambassador of Bangladesh to Indonesia, Nazmul Quaunine, has presented his Letter of Credence to Asean Secretary General Le Luong Minh, as the first Ambassador of his country to the 10-member countries association.
Minh congratulated Quaunine for assuming his duty and stressed that the ambassador could play an important role in forging cooperation between Asean and Bangladesh as well as within the framework of Asean-South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported the Asean Secretariat as saying on its website on Friday.
The Bangladeshi ambassador briefed Minh on the developments in Bangladesh and its growing interest to forge close relations with Asean, especially in developing east west economic corridor which passes through Bangladesh, Myanmar and the rest of the Asean member states.
Quaunine also conveyed that Bangladesh was exploring economic growth areas along its borders with India and Myanmar which will serve as gateways to Asean
He further informed the secretary-general of the growing trade relations between Bangladesh and some Asean member states.
Minh briefed Ambassador Quaunine on the progress of the Asean Community, which is to be realised in December 2015. They also exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues of common concerns.