The out-going Bangladesh Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed made a farewell call on the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on Monday.
Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed, who came to Bhutan in October 2010, expressed his gratitude to Lyonchhen, the government and the people of Bhutan for the support and cooperation he received during his tenure. He said he is confident that his successor will enjoy similar cooperation. Ambassador Ahmed assured the Prime Minister that he will always offer his assistance to Bhutan to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
Lyonchhen thanked Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed for his contributions. He said that the relationship between the two countries has grown and deepened during the Ambassador›s tenure. Lyonchhen congratulated Ambassador Ahmed for being appointed as the new Ambassador of Bangladesh to Portugal and wished him the very best.
During the meeting, the two leaders spoke of the important agreements and MoUs which were signed between the two countries. Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed shared numerous ideas to diversify Bhutan›s trade and increase regional tourism. However, he expressed his regret that the Transit Agreement between the two countries could not be signed since the term of the Royal Government of Bhutan is coming to an end. He assured that the agreement will be signed and many of these ideas would be endeavored upon.
Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed, a career diplomat, joined Foreign Service in 1986. He has served in Bangladesh missions in Washington, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Rome and Cairo in various diplomatic capacities.