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British Navy ship arrives on goodwill visit

  • Staff correspondent
  • 15 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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British Navy ship arrives on goodwill visit
British Royal Navy ship ‘HMS Kent’ arrives in Bangladesh on Thursday on a five-day goodwill visit, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. —ISPR Photo

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British Royal Navy warship ‘HMS Kent’ arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday on a five-day goodwill visit, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.

Upon its arrival at Chattogram Port Jetty, the ship was welcomed by Chief Staff Officer of Commander Chattogram Naval Area Captain SM Moyeen Uddin. The British Defence Adviser in Dhaka and other senior Bangladeshi naval officials were present at that time.

The 133-metre long ship is commanded by Commander MJ (Matt) Sykes RN and it is carrying 32 officers, 187 sailors and three civilians.

During this friendly visit, the Commanding Officer of the visiting ship, Commander MJ (Matt) Sykes RN, will call on Commander Chattogram Naval Area, Commander BN Fleet and Chairman of Chattogram Port Authority.

Besides, officers and sailors of ‘HMS Kent’ will visit Bangladesh Naval Academy, BNS Shaheed Moazzam, War Cemetery, BN Ashar Alo School and Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Special Needs, various tourist and historical sites in Chattogram.

Friendly sports and cultural arrangements are also planned during the visit. This visit will pave the way for bolstering the historic ties and friendly relations between Bangladesh and the UK.

Earlier when the ship reached the waters of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Navy ship BNS Abu Bakar accorded a traditional welcome. On completion of the visit, the ship is expected to leave Chattogram Port on October 18.