An online symposium on Bangladesh-China Relations: Prognosis for the Future, hosted by Cosmos Foundation, will be premiered on its Facebook page at 7pm on June 24.
The keynote address at the symposium was delivered by Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming which was recorded on Saturday.
Experts both from Bangladesh and China were brought together to assess the state of relations between Bangladesh and China and identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the efforts to take it forward.
Cosmos Foundation Chairman Enayetullah Khan delivered the opening and closing remarks at the event.
Renowned scholar-diplomat and adviser on foreign affairs to the last caretaker government Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury chaired the session.
Ambassador (retd) Tariq A. Karim, CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, former Foreign Secretary Shamsher M Chowdhury, Assistant Researcher of the Institute for International Studies at Yunnan University Dr Zou Yingmeng, Assistant Research Fellow at China Institute of International Studies Dr Ning Shengnan, former Ambassador Serajul Islam and Dhaka University Professor Dr Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir joined it as the panel of discussants drawn from both sides.
The full video of the event will be available for viewing on the Facebook page of the Cosmos Foundation, and (elsewhere) from Thursday at any time, following the premiere.
In Cosmos Foundation’s Ambassador Lecture Series, the envoys of various countries stationed in Dhaka are invited to deliver a keynote, before engaging with a high-level expert panel on bilateral ties between Bangladesh and the country they represent.
Cosmos Foundation, the philanthropic arm of conglomerate the Cosmos Group, brings together the finest minds to arrive at a prognosis for the future of the relationship, in line with its commitment to eliciting strategic insights and policy solutions for Bangladesh as it charts its course toward a future that is ever brighter.