President Shahabuddin seeks continued Swiss support on Rohingya repatriation


President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Monday (17 July) urged Switzerland to continue its support to Bangladesh in its efforts to send Rohingyas back to their homeland Myanmar.

He said this when the newly appointed Swiss ambassador to Bangladesh Reto Siegfried Renggli presented his credentials to him at Bangabhaban, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told reporters.

Welcoming the new ambassador, the president said that Switzerland is making an important contribution to Bangladesh’s socio-economic development and its investment here.

He recalled Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s official visit to Switzerland in 1972, saying that Bangabandhu wanted to make Bangladesh Switzerland of the East.

Shahabuddin mentioned Swiss support and cooperation as a development partner of Bangladesh in the last five years. He said the bilateral relations between the two countries will now turn to trade, investment and economic partnership.

He also expressed the hope that in the coming days, the relations between the two countries will reach new heights in various fields including investment.

The Swiss ambassador sought the cooperation of the President in carrying out his assignments in Bangladesh.

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