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Ties with int’l community expanding: President

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Staff Reporter
President Abdul Hamid said Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with the international community are gradually expanding and deepening.
“Our bilateral relations with the international community are gradually expanding and deepening. I’m confident, we shall be able to turn our country into a developed one by 2041, as envisioned by our government,” he said.
The President made the observations when the participants of National Defense Course-2014 and Armed Forces War Course made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban yesterday.
President Abdul Hamid said that with the rapid pace of innovation, change and progress, the present world is getting more challenging and interdependent.
“To face the challenges, I hope that you’ll set your goals and principles and let it suitably influence you to serve your country by promoting justice and emancipation for all.
“I’m sure, you would make a huge difference and set examples for others to emulate. I’m confident that through your leadership you will provide fresh impetus to our quest for development,” he added.
Indicating at the 28 Course Members from 11 friendly countries on their brilliant participation in NDC 2014, the President said: “I believe that you have passed a very enjoyable time and gathered valuable professional knowledge during your attachment at NDC.
“I hope, the traditional Bangladeshi hospitality, mutual friendship and bonds of fraternity will be tuned in your memories after returning to your respective countries.”
He said it is also important that you have added a wide spectrum of knowledge, experience and opinion during the course. “You’re the embodiment of cooperation and may act as goodwill Ambassadors in extending the friendly relations and amity in your respective countries.”