Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- On completion of his nearly three years’ tenure in Dhaka, the outgoing Ambassador of Germany to Bangladesh Holger Michael called on Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, MP on Tuesday at the Foreign Ministry in the capital Dhaka.

While congratulating Ambassador Michael for his very successful tour of duty in this country, the foreign minister expressed her satisfaction at the intense engagement between Bangladesh and Germany which has continued to grow in a number of areas in recent years, a foreign ministry press statement said.

She termed Germany as a trusted friend and a dependable development partner of Bangladesh and mentioned about a good number of back and forth high level visits, intensified associations between two Governments, civil societies, universities and business communities, among others.

The German ambassador thanked the foreign minister for all the support he received from the Foreign Ministry and the government which helped him contribute to the enhancement of the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Michael also appreciated the progress Bangladesh has been making in various socio-economic areas including women empowerment, health, education, trade and commerce.

BBN/SSR/AD-19June12-8:04 pm (BST)