Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam has urged the Bangladeshi students studying in Korea to make greater contribution to the economic development of Bangladesh.
She was addressing a seminar titled ‘Possible role of Bangladeshi students studying in Korea in the development of Bangladesh’ held in Seoul on Sunday.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Seoul organized the seminar as part of holding Development Fair.
About 80 Bangladeshi students studying in different Korean universities actively participated in the event, organized with the support of ‘Bangladeshi Students’ Association in Korea (BSAK), an organization of Bangladeshi students in Korea.
Ambassador Abida welcomed the students giving an overview of the socio-economic development of Bangladesh.
After the introductory remarks, she invited the students to discuss on different issues related to the development of Bangladesh.
The speakers made presentations on the issues of industry and commerce, education, research, IT research, Korean investment in Bangladesh and tourism, cultural differences between Bangladesh and Korea, agriculture, biological research, and the role of women etc.
The speakers also suggested fostering deeper cooperation in the education sector with Korea.
The presentations captured the issues related to education system, economy, research, and development of Bangladesh as well as of Korea.
The speakers expressed their commitment for making contribution in the economic development of Bangladesh in their deliberations.
Ambassador Abida said the Embassy will take the suggestions seriously and take every necessary step to address them.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed deep shock over the loss of lives from earthquake and tsunami in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
They prayed to the Almighty for bestowing courage and fortitude on the bereaved families to overcome the irreparable losses.
“I’m deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of hundreds of lives and large-scale destruction of property from the recent earthquake and consequent tsunami in the island of Sulawesi last week,” President Hamid said in a message to his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo.
He said the resilient people of Indonesia would overcome this testing time soon under President Widodo’s able stewardship.
President Hamid said the people and the government of Bangladesh joined him to share the grief of the friendly people and the government of Indonesia and expressed deepest condolences and sympathy to the people who lost their near and dear ones and suffered casualties of property in the devastating natural calamity.
“It’s a matter of deep sorrow to learn about the loss of hundreds of lives and massive devastation of properties from the strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last week,” Prime Minister Hasina said in a separate message to President Widodo.
At this hour of grief, she said, the people and the government of Bangladesh joined her to express deepest condolences and solidarity to the brotherly people and the government of Indonesia, particularly to those who lost their friends and families and suffered the loss of property.
“Bangladesh stands ready to extend all possible cooperation in the search and rescue operation for the missing people. We’re confident that the resilient people of Indonesia would overcome this difficult time with patience under your able leadership,” she said.
The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832 and authorities warned that it could reach into the thousands, reports international media.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – A 52-member media delegation comprising of senior journalists from a number of countries including India, South Korea, Oman, Brazil, Turkey and Canada will visit Bangladesh from October 2-7 to see Bangladesh’s development and report on important issues.
Officials said the visit is taking place as part of strengthening friendship with foreign countries and promoting positive Bangladesh abroad.
They are coming under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Visit Bangladesh Programme and will also visit Rohingya camps, an official told UNB.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali is scheduled to brief the foreign journalists on October 7, said the official.
They will hold meeting with Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu apart from witnessing election preparations of the Election Commission, said another official.
The journalists will also visit Padma Bridge site to witness development activities there before leaving Dhaka on October 8.
Among the journalists, 16 will be from India – based on New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, said another official.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – The Consular Corps in Bangladesh (CCB) has hosted a farewell lunch in honor of outgoing US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat.
CCB President KM Mozibul Hoque and Secretary General Shams Mahmud handed over a crest memento to Bernicat at the farewell lunch held at Sonargaon Hotel in the cityon Saturday, said a press release on Sunday.
Other Executive Committee members of CCB were present and extended their felicitation to Ambassador Bernicat farewell lunch held at Sonargaon Hotel in the city, said a press release on Sunday.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - The United States has encouraged the government of Bangladesh to consider changes to the recently passed Digital Security Act (DSA).
The US thinks the changes in the law would bring it into conformity with the Bangladesh Constitution and with Bangladesh’s international commitments on human, civil and political rights.
"The United States shares the concerns of the international community that the recently passed Digital Security Act (DSA) could be used to suppress and criminalize free speech, all to the detriment of Bangladesh’s democracy, development and prosperity," said US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat in a statement on Sunday.
She said they welcome Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu's offer to meet with media representatives to discuss their concerns about the DSA.