Md. Ashraful Islam: Sadia Faizunnesa has presented her credentials to President Zaire Bolsonaro as the first female ambassador to Brazil, Bangladesh’s only embassy in South America.
A press release issued by the Bangladesh Embassy said that senior officials including Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos France were present at the event at the Presidential Palace Palacio Planaoto on Thursday.
Welcoming Ambassador Faizunnesa, President Bolsonaro congratulated the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of the golden jubilee of independence. Calling Brazil one of the world’s largest democracies, he said his administration was working to improve relations with all friendly countries.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Brazil-Bangladesh diplomatic relations and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Ambassador Sadia Faizunnesa greeted the President of Brazil on behalf of President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
New Ambassador Sadia Faizunnesa pays homage to the Father of the Nation portrait at Bangladesh Embassy in Brazil on Thursday. New Ambassador Sadia Faizunnesa pays homage to the Father of the Nation portrait at Bangladesh Embassy in Brazil on Thursday. He said Bangladesh wanted to sign a free trade agreement with Marcosur, an economic alliance of South American countries. Its implementation requires the sincere cooperation of President Bolsonaro.
Balsorano directed the Foreign Minister to take steps to enhance Bangladesh-Brazil trade relations, especially cooperation in the agricultural sector. He also promised all kinds of cooperation to take the bilateral relations further.
Ambassador Sadia Faizunnesa conveyed the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the President of Brazil to visit Bangladesh.
On the occasion of the ceremony, according to the diplomatic custom, Sadia Faizunnesa was given a guard of honor. Returning to his office, he paid homage to the Father of the Nation with flowers.