Ambassador of Bangladesh to Uzbekistan requested Uzbek President to establish the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Dhaka and resume the direct passenger flights Dhaka-Tashkent-Dhaka route to enhance bilateral communication in the fields of tourism, education, sports and culture.
The new Ambassador, Md Zahangir Alam, presented his credentials on Friday to the Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
He sought the assistance of the President to make the first Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) meeting to be held on 27 May fruitful.
In this regard, the President of Uzbekistan requested Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov who was present there, to open a Consulate of Uzbekistan in Dhaka initially and to make the first FOC meeting between the two countries effective.
He assured necessary steps would be taken after examining the issue of direct flights.
On the same day, Ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, the European Union and Russia to Uzbekistan also presented their credentials.
During a conversation with the Ambassador, the President conveyed his personal greetings to the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh and sought the assistance of the Bangladeshi Ambassador in expanding bilateral relations with Bangladesh.
The Ambassador of Bangladesh assured to take appropriate steps in this regard and briefed the President on Bangladesh's success in RMG, textile, pharmaceuticals, jute and jute products and leather sectors.