During the meeting, the Nepalese envoy expressed his gratitude to the Bangladesh government and the people for extending cooperation to Nepal for post-earthquake rescue operations and reconstruction, quoting President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin BSS reports.
Shrestha highly appreciated Dhaka’s role in implementation of BBIN agreement signed among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. He expressed the hope that this agreement would play an important role in socioeconomic development of the four countries.
The ambassador also apprised the President of negative impact of the climate change on Nepal.
He thanked the President for extending cooperation during his four-year tenure in Bangladesh.
Abdul Hamid expressed satisfaction over the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. He hoped BBIN would help boost trade in the region.
Later, Vice-Chancellor of BUET Professor Khaleda Ekram made a courtesy call on President Hamid at Bangabhaban. During the meeting, the VC apprised the President of the activities of the university.
Khaleda Ekram told the President that BUET has opened Biomedical Engineering Department that would play a vital role in modernization of the country’s medical management. The library of BUET has been digitized, she added.
The VC sought cooperation from the President for setting up a nuclear power unit in BUET.
President Hamid asked the VC to increase the research-related activities of the university.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present.