The departing Ambassador of Indonesia IwanWiranata-Atmadjapaid a courtesy call onthe State Minister for Foreign affairs Md. ShahriarAlam MP at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. After serving here four years the Ambassador would soon leave Bangladesh for Indonesia.
The Ambassador thanked the Minister for receiving him and expressed gratitude for the support he has received from him and from the Foreign Ministry during his tenure.
During the call on, both of them exchanged views on the recent developments in the Rakhine State and the longstanding problem of the Rakhine Muslims. They also discussed the outcome of the “Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Ministers on the situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar” held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19 January 2017. The Ambassador mentioned that Indonesia has been maintaining contact with the Myanmar and provided humanitarian and development assistance in the Rakhine State. They emphasized on greater engagement of the regional and OIC countries to resolve the problem.
State Minister appreciated the efforts and contribution of the Ambassador to strengthen bilateral relations with Bangladesh. He emphasized on further intensifying bilateral trade and investment. They agreed that current level of bilateral trade is far less than the real potential and concrete measures should be undertaken to further deepen the trade relations. The State Minister also stressed on the need for high level visits from Indonesia and expressed optimism that the Indonesian President would visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time.