News Desk : Bangladesh Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith based in Vienna presented his credentials, as a non-resident Ambassador of Bangladesh to Slovenia, to the President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Borut Pahor at the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 30 March 2021. Mr. Rahat Bin Zaman, Deputy Chief of the Mission and Mr. Md Tarazul Islam,First Secretary accompanied the Ambassador to the ceremony.
The presentation of credentials was followed by a meeting with President Borut Pahor where Ambassador Muhith conveyed him the warm greetings and felicitations of the Hon’ble President of Bangladesh. While congratulating the President for the EU Presidency in the second half of 2021, the Ambassador briefed him about the impressive socio-economic development of Bangladesh achieved under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and sought Slovenia’s support as an independent country and also as a member of the European Union in combatting climate change and post-Covid economic recovery including attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with added importance attached to green transition.
Drawing President Pahor’s attention to the displacement of more than 1.1 million Rohingyas whom Bangladesh has provided shelter to, the Ambassador called for international community’s active support for immediate and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas to their ancestral home in Myanmar.
Conveying Bangladesh’s meeting all the criteria for graduation from the list of LDCs which has coincided with the golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh as well as with the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Ambassador requested for Slovenia’s full support and cooperation during the future EU deliberations and decisions for Bangladesh to facilitate its smooth economic transition to become
a developing country and eventually a developed one by 2041 to mark the platinum jubilee of the country’s independence.
President Pahor appreciated Bangladesh’s remarkable socio-economic progress in recent times and also its generously hosting such a large number of displaced populations arriving from Myanmar while assuring his country’s support in addressing issues of mutual interest between the two friendly nations.
Ambassador Muhith conveyed the invitation of the Hon’ble President of Bangladesh to visit Bangladesh at his convenience in near future.
President Borut Pahor accepted the invitation and expressed hope that his proposed visit to Bangladesh may take place sometime in the next year.
Ambassador Muhith was accorded a Guard-of-Honour by a smartly tuned contingent of the armed forces of the Republic of Slovenia.