20 July 2019

BNP hosts iftar for foreign diplomats

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BNP hosted an iftar party today at a city hotel in honour of foreign diplomats working in Bangladesh.

Ambassadors, high commissioners, mission chiefs, charge d' affaires and other envoys from 37 countries attended the iftar, which was hosted on behalf of former prime minister and party's jailed Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Khaleda used to host an ifatr for foreign diplomats during Ramadan every year.

Before the iftar, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir went round the banquet hall and exchanged pleasantries with the guests at the party.

She was sent to jail on February 8, 2018 as she was convicted in a graft case. The BNP chief was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on April 1 last due to her illness.

Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the Vatican to Bangladesh George Kocherry, US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller, Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das, Spanish Ambassador Álvaro de Salas, Turkish Ambassador Devrim Ozturk, Qatar ambassador Ahmed Mohamed al-Dehaimi, EU Ambassador Rensje Teerink, among others, joined the event.

Ex-Dhaka University VC Dr Emajuddin Ahmed, former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, Dhaka University Professor Asif Nazrul, Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, former Jahangirnagar University VC Prof Khandker Mustahidur Rahman, Professor Dilara Choudhury, Dr Shahdeen Malik, senior journalist Reazuddin Ahmed, Manabzamin editor Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, bdnews24.com Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi, Jatiya Press Club president Saiful Alam, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan and Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, vice chairmen Abdullah Al Noman, Barkatullah Bulu, Abdul Awal Mintoo and Mir Nasir were also present.

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