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President of Trinidad and Tobago lauds Hasina’s leadership, Bangladesh’s economic progress

President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Paula- Mae Weeks has profusely praised dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the extraordinary ongoing development and economic progress during her tenure.

She also praised her leadership in enabling Bangladesh’s graduation from the LDC to the middle-income country.
High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Canada Dr Khalilur Rahman recently presented his credentials as the non-resident High Commissioner to Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to President Paula -Mae Weekes at the Presidential Palace in Port of Spain.

The High Commissioner extended an invitation to her to undertake an official visit to Bangladesh which could be set up at a mutually convenient date and time in near future.

The President gladly accepted the invitation warmly and expressed to arrange a visit at a mutually convenient date and time in the days ahead, said the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa on Tuesday.

She also mentioned that she would be pleased to meet a leader like Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina whom she holds in high esteem.

The President of Trinidad and Tobago recalled the official visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to the Port of Spain in 2009 during the Commonwealth Summit.

The High Commissioner said there are huge opportunities for the diversification and increase of bilateral trade and investment in the sectors such as agriculture, information and communications technology and shipping between the two countries.

He also emphasized on the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries for holding the Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) to expand political and economic cooperation.

It is expected that the MoU could be concluded during the next visit of the High Commissioner to Port of Spain or virtually

The High Commissioner said cooperation in energy sector and climate change issues could be of mutual benefits for both the countries.

The High Commissioner also requested continuing support of Trinidad and Tobago for repatriation and resettlement of 1.2 million Rohingyas now sheltered in Bangladesh.