Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

London, 6 May 2018

The 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC began in Dhaka yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated two-day long conference of 57 Muslim countries at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Speaking on the occasion, the PM appealed to the Muslim countries under the OIC to firmly stand beside the forcibly deported Rohingyas to protect their dignity and security. There is no scope for OIC to overlook the Rohingya crisis, she added. At the opening ceremony, Chair of the 44th CFM and Foreign Minister of Ivory Coast Marcel Amon-Tanoh handed over the chairmanship of 45th CFM to Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali.

President Md. Abdul Hamid has sought the OIC's support to ensure a just and peaceful life of Rohingya Muslims who are victims of systematic persecution in their Rakhine state homeland in Myanmar. The President was addressing a banquet given in honour of OIC Foreign Ministers at Bangabhaban last evening. The President said, the OIC needs to articulate a vision for a just global order, where Muslims do not suffer from Islamophobia or ethnic cleansing.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in Dhaka yesterday. The President highly appreciated the efforts of Saudi King to establish the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, where Bangladesh joined as a founding member. He thanked the Saudi government for opening up their job market for the Bangladeshi workers.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka yesterday. The Canadian Foreign Minister assured Prime Minister of her country's continued support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said, the women of this region establish their rights by themselves. The speaker was addressing a function marking the birth anniversary of Pritilata Waddedar at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka yesterday.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, the government would find out trouble makers who are acting against peace in the hill tracts. The Minister said this while talking to newsmen at Bangla Academy in Dhaka yesterday.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has called upon employees of the Department of Mass Communication to serve the people with dedication and integrity. The Minister was addressing a meeting of the new executive committee of the Employees' Welfare Association of the Department in Dhaka yesterday.

State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Md Mashiur Rahman Ranga has said, at least one water source will be set up for every 50 people in the country soon. The State Minister was speaking at a discussion at the daily Ittefaq office in Dhaka yesterday.

The testing of Bangladesh’s first satellite, Bangabandhu-1 has successfully been completed, BTRC Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood informed yesterday.

Results of Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations under the 10 Education Boards is set to publish across the country today.

Press Wing