Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Monday expressed the hope to work together on projects aimed at enhancing linkages between Rajshahi and India underlining the immense potential for trade and commerce that exists.
She met President of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Md Moniruzzaman, its Board of Directors and prominent businessmen of Rajshahi and discussed the trade-related issues.
The High Commissioner was accompanied by Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, Assistant High Commissioner of India in Rajshahi, and Vishal Jyoti Das, Second Secretary (Visa & Consular), High Commission of India, Dhaka.
She expressed satisfaction at the state of bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh in general and with Rajshahi in particular, and expressed the hope to work together on projects aimed at enhancing linkages between Rajshahi and India.
The High Commissioner urged the senior businessmen to take advantage of the excellent bilateral relations and contribute to increasing bilateral trade.
The President and the Board of Directors of the chamber thanked the High Commissioner for her visit and the important interaction that took place between the two sides.
The High Commissioner also thanked the chamber for extending its support to the Assistant High Commission of India in Rajshahi and expressed the hope to have more such discussions in future as well.
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das visited the Bangladesh Police Academy in Sardah, Rajshahi on Monday.
She also visited the Bangladesh-India Friendship Building funded by the government of India which houses the Cyber-crime and IT-training facilities of the Academy.
The building was inaugurated by the then Home Ministers of the two countries in July 2018.
Riva Ganguly also addressed the trainees of the Academy.
She called the trainees as future custodians of law and order in Bangladesh and inspired them to serve the community in a professional manner but without losing the human touch.
The High Commissioner was accompanied by Sanjeev Kumar Bhati, Assistant High Commissioner of India in Rajshahi and Vishal Jyoti Das, Second Secretary (Visa & Consular), High Commission of India, Dhaka.
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) - Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has urged the NAM member states including the ASEAN neighbours of Myanmar to remain engaged and put in more efforts so that Myanmar authorities do not fail in taking the Rohingyas back.
While referring to the oppression against the Palestinian people and violations of international law and international human rights law in the occupied Palestinian territory, he cautioned that mere expression of concerns for the misdeeds in Palestine and other places in the world did not stop these from recurring again.
"Therefore, we must ensure that nations respect international law, and the international community should take necessary measures to hold accountable the perpetrators responsible for crimes against humanity such as those took place against the Rohingyas in Rakhaine State of Myanmar," he said.
Ambassador Masud was delivering the national statement at the debate of the Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Coordinating Bureau in Caracas, Venezuela on Sunday, said a media release on Monday.
The theme of the debate was, “Promotion and consolidation of peace through respect for international law.”
Stating that misunderstanding and cross cultural ignorance are among the root causes of conflicts that they see today, he said international law which is an essential tool for the protection, maintenance and consolidation of peace draws upon the principles of peace expressed by great scholars and thinkers of the past.
"Leaders of our past generation placed them in the social and political context of today to dissipate the clouds of prejudice, ignorance and vested interests that stand in the way of world peace and harmony. It is thus a very precious possession of all human beings, which must be carefully protected and nurtured.”
He recalled the decision taken by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to join NAM in 1973 and mentioned that inspired by his legacy, Bangladesh still finds the activities of Non-aligned Movement relevant even the world is facing many new and critical challenges including weaponization, securitization of frontier technologies, climate change, protectionism, clashes among cultures etc.
He also highlighted successes in various socio-economic sectors under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Ministerial meeting was attended by 16 ministers and other high level representatives of 85 countries from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean region.
The Ministerial meeting was chaired by the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Montserrat.
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro also addressed the meeting.
The Ministerial meeting was preceded by the senior officials meeting where the NAM outcome document was negotiated.
The Ministerial meeting is expected to adopt the NAM outcome document and a political declaration at the end of the meeting.
Ambassador and PR of Bangladesh to the UN in New York Masud Bin Momen led the two-member Bangladesh delegation at the meeting which is taking place in the capital city of Venezuela.
Dhaka, July 21 (UNB) - Bangladesh and India are likely to hold home minister-level talks in New Delhi on August 7 to discuss the issues of mutual interest with a greater focus on security and migration.
The two sides are now finalising things that will be discussed at the meeting, officials said on Sunday.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and his Indian counterpart Amit Shah are likely to discuss border issues and ways on how the two countries can further strengthen cooperation in security areas showing zero tolerance to terrorism and radicalisation.
This will be the 7th round of home minister-level meeting between Bangladesh and India.
Former Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Bangladesh in July last year and co-chaired the 6th meeting of the Bangladesh-India home minister-level talks.
Dhaka, July 21 (UNB) - Jean-Marin Schuh has been appointed as new French Ambassador to Bangladesh.
Jean-Marin Schuh will take over charge after submitting his credentials to President Abdul Hamid. He is expected to arrive here on Monday.
Former French Ambassador to Bangladesh Marie-Annick Bourdin left Dhaka for Paris on Friday on completion of her tenure.
Schuh served as French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives from 2015-2018, according to his profile.
He also served as Deputy Director for Asia and Oceania at Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2012-2015 apart from serving as second and first secretary in New Delhi from 2009-2012.