Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 and placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu. He also signed visitors' book kept there after paying homage. Bangabandhu’s younger daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s sister Sheikh Rehana was also present there.
Maldives President’s Office tweets: “ President @ibusolih and First Lady visits the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum Bangabandhu Memorial Museum was the home of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman now marked as a memorial celebrating his lifelong struggles and accomplishments.”
Earlier, Solih went to the National Mausoleum in Savar and paid tribute to the martyrs of the Liberation War. From Savar, he moved to Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi and placed a wreath at the portrait of the founding father of Bangladesh.
He arrived in Dhaka Wednesday morning to be the first foreign head of state to attend celebration birth centenary of Bangabandhu and golden jubilee of the country’s independence
In the afternoon, he and Abdul Hamid will join the inaugural event of the celebrations at the National Parade Ground. The programme will be addressed by the two Presidents while recorded messages of three foreign dignitaries will be played with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The programme will be followed by a musical soiree.On Thursday morning, the Maldives President will hold an exclusive meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office. In the evening, President Abdul Hamid will host a state banquet in his honour at Bangabhaban.
Ending his two-day visit, the Maldives President will depart Dhaka at 1am on Friday when Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will see him off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.