Dr Momen and his Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama jointly unveiled the stamp
To honour Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary, the Nigerian Postal Service released a commemorative stamp on Thursday.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama jointly unveiled the stamp at an online platform, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
Momen said such an initiative would deepen and strengthen bilateral ties.
Also, the minister urged Nigeria to continue its strong role in the United Nations and other global forums to stop the persecution of Rohingya people and help them return to their place of origin.
It has been three years since the arrival of Rohingyas in Bangladesh and they have become a threat to the socio-economic development, environment, and security of the country, Dr Momen said.
Referring to Nigeria as the largest economy in Africa, the minister said, the two countries are working on signing memorandum of understanding on bilateral issues, including agriculture, education, defence, and avoidance of double taxation.
The Nigerian foreign minister said the countries would benefit through mutual cooperation. "The commemorative stamp has been released as a sign of goodwill between the two countries."
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen virtually joined the programme hosted by Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja.
Also, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria M Shameem Ahsan, Nigerian Postal Service Director General Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, and Bangladeshi expatriates in the country joined the ceremony.