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Lilly Nicholls, High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh, in Dhaka

Lilly Nicholls, High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh, in Dhaka

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Welcome to the High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh!

I am honoured to represent Canada in Bangladesh, and look forward to building on 50 years of strong bilateral relations between our two countries.

Our friendship is long-lasting and multifaceted and based on our common values of democracy, justice, tolerance, and inclusion. We have a shared commitment to supporting global institutions, inclusive growth and development, and fostering diverse people-to-people ties.

Trade between our countries exceeds CAD$2 billion annually, based mostly on agricultural exports from Canada and imports of ready-made garments from Bangladesh. The potential to expand our commerce is significant. Both Canadians and Bangladeshis are natural innovators and connectors – perhaps because of the different harsh climatic realities facing each of our countries. I look forward to working with Canadian and Bangladeshi institutions to foster collaboration in various spheres and raise awareness about the great economic potential to grow joint business opportunities.

As a long standing international development partner, Canada teams up with international and local partners, to improve access to life-saving services, and to build resilience and capacities for Bangladeshi throughout the country, with a focus on the poorest communities, women at risk, and Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution.

Globally, Canada is committed to a feminist foreign policy and advancing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development whose chief objective is to eradicate poverty, build a more peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive world, and ensure that “No One is Left Behind”.

Because my time in Bangladesh is taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, my priority is the health and safety of Canadians abroad. The High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh continues offering consular and emergency support services to Canadians living in or visiting Bangladesh who we encourage to sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad Service (ROCA) and check in with the Government of Canada’s travel.gc.ca website, for the latest travel advisories.

In addition, our team is committed to providing you -- all of our clients in Bangladesh -- with a range of information about Canada -- whether you want to study in Canada, discover Canadian products and services, or to find out about visa and immigration services.

So, please do stay in touch and follow us on our website and social media platforms:

Facebook: @CanadainBangladesh
Twitter: @CanHCBangladesh

Lilly Nicholls
High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh

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