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.
Dhaka, Sep 29 (UNB) - Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Pak Song Yop has expressed his country`s keen interest to build up people to people relationship with Bangladesh.
“We want a people to people relationship for a better understanding between the two nations”, he said while addressing a congratulatory meeting on the occasion of 73rd founding anniversary of the Workers` Party of Korea at National Press Club in the city.
Newly founded `Journalist Forum Bangladesh Institute of Juche Idea` organised the meeting with its president Jamal Uddin Jamal in the chair.
The meeting was also addressed, among others, by former State Minister of Information Syed Dider Bakht, Advocate Garib Newaz, director, International Institute of Juche Idea, Prof Mesbah Kamal of Dhaka University, Sheikh Rafiqul Islam Bablu, chairman, Bangladesh Institute of Juche Idea, journalist Ershad Majumder and general secretary of Journalist Forum Bangladesh Institute of Juche Idea Mahbub Alam.
Appreciating journalists for forming the new organisation the North Korean ambassador said the people in the media can play a very important role to change the society.
He said journalists can help people by disclosing information and also create awareness about different issues.
He hoped that journalist forum will play a good role to promote the relation between the two friendly countries.
Syed Didar Bakht said North Korea should exchange journalists’ delegation with Bangladesh as part of its plan to develop relationship.
Advocate Garib Newaz said Juche Idea of North Korea had played a significant role to make the country economically and politically independent against the economic embargo from USA.
Prof Mesbah Kamal said North Korea has brought a balance in the global politics by the development of its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the growing tension with USA.
“After such nuclear weapon, USA agreed to hold meeting with North Korean top leader. This weapon will work as good defence system to protect North Korean people from any attack”, he added.
Cox’s Bazar, Sept 29 (UNB) - Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti on Saturday visited Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) emergency hospital and the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong.
Ambassadors of Finland to Myanmar Riikka Laatu, Honorary Consul General of Finland and Chairman of Summit Group Muhammed Aziz Khan, Second Secretary, Embassy of Finland Nelli Mikkola and other senior officials were also present.
Honorary Consul General of Finland Aziz Khan donated Tk 20 lakh to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BRCS) at the RCRC emergency hospital at Kutupalang.
Project Manager of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Nurun Nabi accepted the donation, said a press release.
Ambassador Vaskunlahti appreciated the government of Bangladesh for its support to the Rohingyas living in the country.
“I wish to commend the government of Bangladesh for its valuable work for the Rohingya people,” said Ambassador Vaskunlahti.
In addition to familiarising themselves with the operations of the field clinic, they discussed with the representatives of international organisations, representatives of the Rohingya people and authorities on-site to gain firsthand knowledge of the current situation at the camps.