President M Abdul Hamid today asked the newly appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner to Canada, Dr Md Khalilur Rahman, to work for developing bilateral ties, including trade and investment with Canada.
The head of the state came up with the directives as the new high commissioner paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban here this evening.
President Hamid also directed the high commissioner to make all possible efforts for welfare of the expatriate Bangladeshis.
Later, President press secretary M Joynal Abedin briefed the outcome of the meeting.
Terming the existing bilateral relations between the two countries as very excellent, the President said Bangladesh's relation with Canada is expanding day by day.
"Canada is one of the major development partners of Bangladesh . . . It's also one of the key export destinations, " the President added.
The new high commissioner sought overall guidance and cooperation of the President in discharging his duties.
Abdul Hamid also assured the envoy of providing necessary support to perform his assignments in Canada.
Secretaries concerned to Bangabhaban were present on the occasion.