Monday, 2 October, 2023

Home minister opens e-passport service in Stockholm

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today inaugurated e-passport service at Bangladesh mission in Stockholm.

"Through launching of the e-passport programme in Sweden, Bangladesh government has so far introduced e-passport programme in 32 foreign missions. The e-passport service is a success of Digital Bangladesh announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he said while inaugurating e-passport programme at Bangladesh Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden.

The home minister urged all Bangladesh expatriates in Sweden to send their remittance to help building Bangladesh a developed one by 2041. 

"We hope that we can start the e-visa programme soon under the guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. According to the promise of the Prime Minister in 2020, Bangladesh became the first country in South Asia to introduce e-passport," he added.

On January 22 in 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the auspicious opening of the world's most modern e-passport at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, the minister mentioned, adding, "E-passport is the gift of Mujib Barsha for the people of Bangladesh."

Chaired by Ambassador of Bangladesh in Sweden Mehdy Hasan, the programme was also addressed, among others, by Additional Secretary of Security Services Division Shahanara Khatun, Deputy Director of e-passport project and members of Bangladesh community living in Stockholm spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, the home minister reached Belgium on August 17 and participated in a view exchange meeting with Shenzhen states Awami League leaders and workers.