Bangladesh and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Bahrain on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue. Under this MoU, both sides will hold regular consultations for political, economic, cultural, people-to-people contact, climate change, agriculture, food security and environment protection cooperation. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and GCC Secretary General Nayem Falah M Al-Hajraf signed the MoU Friday. Before that, the foreign minister and the GCC secretary general had a meeting. At the meeting, Ambassador Mashfee Binte Shams, secretary (east) of the foreign ministry, Bangladesh Ambassador to Bahrain Md Nazrul Islam and concerned officials of Bangladesh and GCC were present. The secretary-general thanked the foreign minister for his invitation to visit Bangladesh. He expressed his willingness to visit Bangladesh at his convenient time. Read more: Special move is under way for return of Bangladeshi workers to Bahrain: Envoy He said the MoU would work as the legal framework for cooperation between Bangladesh and GCC through a joint action plan, joint working group and technical team, joint business council and forums of GCC with Bangladesh. The foreign minister emphasised that Bangladesh and GCC have a lot of scope to work together for skill development, food security, energy security, climate change, crisis management, peace management, afforestation and IT cooperation, and preferential trade agreement or free trade agreement. Reada more: Bangladesh requests Bahrain to recruit more skilled workers, IT professionals
The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain why the suspension of Mohammad Jahangir Alam from the post of mayor in Gazipur City Corporation should not be declared illegal. The HC bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Akhtaruzzaman issued the rule after hearing a writ petition challenging the decision of suspension. The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives has been asked to respond to the rule within the next two weeks. On August 14, a writ petition was filed with the High Court challenging the legality of the suspension of Jahangir . After a hearing on August 17, the bench of Justice Zafar Ahmed and Justice Akhtaruzzaman fixed the date. Read: Complainant tortured at police station: Manikganj OC withdrawn In September last year, videos of Jahangir making some derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu and some martyred freedom fighters at a programme went viral on social media. On November 19, the Awami League expelled him from his position for his derogatory remarks. On November 25, the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives suspended GCC Mayor Jahangir, six days after his expulsion from Awami League. Earlier, seven cases were filed against the suspended mayor in different parts of the country for his derogatory remarks about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the great Liberation War.
Newly appointed Ambassador of Bangladesh to Oman Mizanur Rahman has presented the “Letter of Credence” to Sultan of Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tariq at the Palace located adjacent to the capital city of Muscat.
Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Mayor Md Zahangir Alam on Monday said it is important to support women especially those who are employed in apparel industry so that they can maintain better sanitary health during COVID-19 pandemic.