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Bangladesh mission in Kuala Lumpur celebrated Independence Day

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 1st April, 2022 07:42:50 PM
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Bangladesh mission in Kuala Lumpur celebrated Independence Day

The Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur arranged a reception programme on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of Independence and National Day of Bangladesh and 50th Anniversary of Malaysia-Bangladesh Diplomatic Relations with due fervor and festivity at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof, Senior Minister of Works of Malaysia graced the event held on Mar 30 as the Guest of Honour, while Asaduzzaman Khan, Minister of Home Affairs and Imran Ahmad, Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment of Bangladesh attended the event as the Special Guests.

Ambassadors, diplomats from different Embassies/High Commissions, high-ranking government officials of Malaysia, business community, media personnel, and members of Bangladeshi community were also among the presence.

In his brief speech, Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof wished peace and prosperity for the people of Bangladesh.

Asaduzzaman Khan highlighted on the transformational journey of Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He said that Bangladesh has literally risen from ashes of the devastating war of 1971.

Imran Ahmad underscored the excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Malaysia based on shared values, faith and historical bonds. He expressed readiness of Bangladesh to send new workers on a fair and transparent process. He also thanked the Malaysian government for its efforts and supports for the Rohingya people in different international fora.

In his welcome remarks, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia Md. Golam Sarwar said that Bangladesh and Malaysia have strengthened bilateral cooperation in various fields including employment of workers, education, commerce and trade, investment, economic and technical assistance, culture, energy, tourism and human resource development.

He also highlighted the remarkable progress of Bangladesh in socio economic sectors under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and desire of becoming a Developed Sonar Bangla by 2041 as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Thereafter, a cultural event was held with performances of dance and song by Bangladeshi and Malaysian artists highlighting the strong ties between the two countries. At the end the guests enjoyed dinner with delicious foods.

Besides the cake-cutting ceremony and national anthems, the event also showcasedpromotional videos highlighting the development journey, tourism and trade & investment opportunities in Bangladesh.

Lieutenant General Waker-Uz Zaman, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division and Dr. Benazir Ahmed, Inspector General of Police and other visiting high-level officers from Bangladesh also attended the event.