Md Moshiur Rahman, a noted businessman based in Dhaka, has been appointed as the Honorary Consul for Belize in Bangladesh on Thursday, says a press release.
Rahman received his formal instrument (Exequatur) signed by Sir Colville Norbert Young, the governor-general of Belize and also patron of the Scout Association of Belize.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belize, Senator Dr Jerome Walcott, authorized Rahman to exercise the duties of office in Bangladesh, on behalf of Belize government.
Rahman is a former Honorary Representative of Bekto Precisa (Bosnia and Herzegovina) for Bangladesh who negotiated in import and finance sector for over 12 years.
He said, “Building stronger relationships between the two countries, especially in the area of trade, is one of the key areas which I would focus on as Honorary Consul.”
He also noted that a relationship with Belize, which is part of CARICOM, OAS and the Caribbean Cooperation Accreditation, is strategic to creating stronger ties with Central American countries.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Simone Rudder, said that “Belize is CARICOM’s bridge to Central America.”
He pointed out that the establishment of an Honorary Consulate and the designation of an Honorary Consul of Belize in Bangladesh is an important step, which will assist in the facilitation and administration of consular services for Belizean citizens residing in, or travelling to Bangladesh.
He also mentioned that the new relations with Bangladesh It will also provide a direct interface for Bangladesh private and public sector agencies that wish to conduct business with the Belizean Government and the private sector.