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Greece keen to open resident mission in Bangladesh


DHAKA, Feb 23, 2021 (BSS) – The government of Greece is interested to set up its resident mission office in Bangladesh and the necessary work is underway to this end.

Newly appointed non-resident ambassador of Greece to Bangladesh Dinoyssios Kyvetos today told this while he presented his credential to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this evening.

Greece ambassador said his country is eagerly interested to open a resident mission in Bangladesh and necessary steps will be taken in this regard soon.

President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin told BSS after the credential ceremony is over.

Welcoming the newly appointed ambassador, the President said there is a bright prospect for expansion of trade and investment between Bangladesh and Greece.

Referring to the potentiality of opening Greece’s resident mission in Dhaka, President Hamid hoped that the Greek government would soon take a positive step in this regard.

The President said the people of Bangladesh are very much interested to know more about the ancient Greek civilization as well as the traditions and culture of Greece.

Noting that many expatriate Bangladeshis are working in Greece, Abdul Hamid said they are playing a very significant role in strengthening the economic and cultural ties between the two countries.

About the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, the President expressed the hope that the international community, including Greece, would make all possible effort to resolve the issue.

The envoy highly appreciated the Bangladesh government for its time-befitting steps in tackling COVID-19 outbreak.

During the meeting, the envoy sought the President’s cooperation in discharging their duties in Bangladesh.

The head of the state assured the envoy of providing necessary cooperation in performing his assignment in Bangladesh.

President’s Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin and Secretary (attachment) Md Wahidul Islam Khan were present on the occasion.

Senior Secretary of the foreign ministry Masud Bin Momen was also present.

Earlier on his arrival at Bangabhaban, a smartly turned-out contingent of the horse-mounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) gave the envoy guards of honour.
 

Bilal9

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Are they buying t-shirts or not? If not, what is the point?
:lol:

They do brother. :-)

All those tourists walking around in Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Paros and Corfu have to buy T-shirts for the folks back home.

And most of these are made in Bangladesh of course.
 

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Man if this will make Turkey unhappy, I would rather not.
they have nothing to offer us besides rocks from their thousand year old civilization
 

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Man if this will make Turkey unhappy, I would rather not.
they have nothing to offer us besides rocks from their thousand year old civilization
Well they are part of the EU.

No one is talking about defence pacts or FTA with Greece. While with Turkey as a brotherly Muslim country, this will be a different ball game.

Just minimal formalities for now to keep things on an even keel, provided Turkey does not mind.

Maybe Turkish brothers/sisters could comment...

There are large groups of our folks working in agriculture in Greece. These Bangladeshis are skilled and helpful enough that Greeks don't mind looking the other way as far as legal status etc. So far Bangladeshis have not borne any injustice from the extremists in Greece, that I know of. They have lots of fascists in Greece now, after their recent economic collapse some five years ago, which the Germans bailed them out on.

Plus Greece and Turkey both could be investment destination for our companies at some point, to capture the larger EU market with our products. When we graduate to middle income status and lose GSP, assembling minimally in Greece/Turkey could help us avoid tariffs. Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean businesses did the same thing, but in Eastern European countries like Czech and Slovakia.
 

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Well they are part of the EU.

No one is talking about defence pacts or FTA with Greece. While with Turkey as a brotherly Muslim country, this will be a different ball game.

Just minimal formalities for now to keep things on an even keel, provided Turkey does not mind.

Maybe Turkish brothers/sisters could comment...

There are large groups of our folks working in agriculture in Greece. These Bangladeshis are skilled and helpful enough that Greeks don't mind looking the other way as far as legal status etc. So far Bangladeshis have not borne any injustice from the extremists in Greece, that I know of. They have lots of fascists in Greece now, after their recent economic collapse some five years ago, which the Germans bailed them out on.

Plus Greece and Turkey both could be investment destination for our companies at some point, to capture the larger EU market with our products. When we graduate to middle income status and lose GSP, assembling minimally in Greece/Turkey could help us avoid tariffs. Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean businesses did the same thing, but in Eastern European countries like Czech and Slovakia.
I’m not well versed in economics or trades but I think Turkey has more to offer as far as investment goes. They have good well educated population that can work in our companies if companies like Walton invest there. They also have good garments workers so we can take advantage of this and invest in garments in turkey if need be.
with Greece it seems to be we have to build a trained population for them to work for us, like Korea, Pakistan, japan and China did with our garments in the 80s and 90s
 

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