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Gala event held to celebrate Swiss–Bangladesh ties

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT, Dhaka

The Embassy of Switzerland hosted “Swiss Night”, a gala event, to celebrate the longstanding friendship between Switzerland and Bangladesh on Thursday in the capital. Senior government officials, international development partners, members of the business community, members of civil society and the media, actors, and Swiss citizens living in Bangladesh attended the event. While welcoming guests, Swiss ambassador to Bangladesh, Dr René Holenstein, underscored the importance of the two countries working closely together to generate new ideas and approaches to tackle present and future challenges.

Kamrul Ahsan, secretary for bilateral (Europe, Africa, & Americas) and consular affairs of the foreign ministry of Bangladesh, graced the event as chief guest.

Renowned academic and author Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was the special guest of the evening.

Both Ahsan and Iqbal emphasised the importance of strengthening the deep and multifaceted bilateral relations that exist between Switzerland and Bangladesh.

The announcement of

the winner of the “Swiss Embassy Award 2019”

was a major attraction of the evening.

This year’s award was conferred to the Human Rights Forum Bangladesh in recognition of its contribution to the defence and promotion of human rights.

Sheepa Hafiza, barrister Sara Hossian, and Zakir Hossian received the award from the Swiss embassy on behalf of the the forum.

 

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