EU Ambassador Mayaudon terms his three-year Bangladesh stint ‘fulfilling’

The outgoing ambassador of the European Union in Bangladesh has said he spent a ‘fulfilling three years’ in Dhaka as the envoy of the 28-nation bloc.

Published : 23 August 2017, 04:08 PM
Updated : 23 August 2017, 04:18 PM

"Bangladesh and the EU are now engaged in all the important areas like migration, labour issues, trade and investment, science and technology," Pierre Mayaudon said to give an idea of progress made in the relations.

He spoke  after his farewell meeting with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Wednesday.

The ambassador will leave Dhaka Friday to take up his new assignment in Kabul.

He hoped that Bangladesh will continue its successes in all the areas of economic, social and political landscapes.

The state minister thanked Mayaudon for his “positive and constructive role” in taking the Bangladesh-EU relations to a “newer height”.

He said the Bangladesh-EU relations “reached the threshold where ‘aid to trade’ transition is about to be mature”.

“Both sides have been working closely on issues of differences such as labour and irregular migrants issues as well as exploring new opportunities to further cement ties,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The state minister also appreciated the EU ambassador's efforts to reaching out the civil society, business, academia beyond its “comprehensive engagements” with the government.

"This contributed positively to further strengthening and widening our friendly relationship."

He also lauded the EU’s unwavering support towards LDC agenda and said Bangladesh being the current Chair of LDC would remain engaged with the EU to strengthen the cooperation.