Friday, 12 August, 2022
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Diplomatic Excellence

Sultana, Naoki to be honoured with Bangabandhu Medal today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will confer the 'Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic Excellence' today to one Bangladesh diplomat and another foreign diplomat based in Dhaka, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Poland Sultana Laila Hossain and Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki have been nominated for the award initiated last year, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Sultana Laila Hossain has made extraordinary contributions amid the Russia- Ukraine crisis when several thousands of Bangladeshis left the former Soviet state and took shelter in Poland and other European countries while Ito Naoki is playing an important role in boosting the bilateral relationship between Dhaka and Tokyo.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will confer the award to the diplomats by virtually joining as the chief guest at the inauguration of the newly constructed 8-storey building of the Foreign Ministry.

On the occasion, the Prime minister will also unveil a book titled "Bangabandhu Corners around the World" and formally launch identical websites for all Bangladesh missions abroad.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and the two envoys will also present there.