Swedish Ambassador Johan Frisell made a farewell call on the Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali, MP this morning at his office. During the call on, Swedish Ambassador Frisell expressed deep gratitude to the Foreign Minister for his continued support during his tenure in Dhaka. The Foreign Minister also praised for his commendable effort to create an active and dynamic relations between Bangladesh and Sweden. Referring to the visit of the Foreign Minister to Sweden in September 2016 and the visit of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Sweden in June 2017, Swedish Ambassador mentioned that relations between our two countries reached to a new height. In this regard, the Foreign Minister mentioned that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina always attaches great importance to relations with Sweden and other Nordic countries and keen to further strengthen the relations.
Swedish Ambassador lauded the decision of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join ‘The Global Deal Initiative’, a social dialogue to ensure safe and decent work environment for the workers and appreciated the Foreign Minister for successful holding of 9th GFMD Summit in Dhaka where Swedish Migration Minister led Swedish delegation. He also expressed gratitude for Bangladesh’s support to the Swedish candidature for non permanent member of the UN Security Council. He praised the Governments commendable effort to contain the situation after July tragedy in Gulshan and ensure safety of diplomats and foreign nationals in Bangladesh. In this connection, Foreign Minister Ali shared his past experience and mentioned about the guidance of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and hard work of the concerned authorities under his direct supervision. He wished the Ambassador good health and success in his new assignment.