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12:00 AM, August 28, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2007

Elections to be held within EC timeframe

Reiterates president

President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday told the Belgian envoy to Bangladesh that the next parliamentary elections would be held within the timeframe set by the Election Commission (EC).
Patrick Beyter, the outgoing ambassador of Belgium, based in New Delhi, made a farewell call on the president at Bangabhaban.
Welcoming the envoy, the president appreciated him for his sincere efforts in strengthening relations between the two countries during his two-year tenure.
He stated that the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Belgium are "excellent" and the ties will be further strengthened and deepened in the days to come.
The president underscored the need for enhancing trade and commerce for the mutual benefit of the two countries and urged the Belgian investors to invest in Bangladesh.
"Belgium may import our high-quality pharmaceuticals, melamine, garments, ceramics, frozen foods, jute and leather goods at very competitive prices," the president suggested.
He wished the envoy and his family good health and happiness and also wished him every success in new assignment.
He also conveyed his sincere wishes to the King of Belgium and invited him to visit Bangladesh through the envoy.
The outgoing envoy also described the existing bilateral relations between the two countries as excellent and said the ties would be further strengthened in the days ahead.
The envoy also expressed his deep gratitude to the government and the people of Bangladesh for providing support and cooperation in discharging his diplomatic duties.
He stated that the people of this country "are very friendly, hardworking and courageous".
Military Secretary to the President Major General M Aminul Karim, Secretary M Sirajul Islam, Press Secretary Abdul Awal Howlader and officials concerned were present.

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