Bangladesh mission reaches out to Turkey civil society

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 11:00, Sep 16, 2018 | Updated : 11:04, Sep 16, 2018

Participants at the civil society gathering organised to promote Bangladesh in Istanbul.Bangladesh Consulate General has arranged an inter-action with Turkish civil society to promote the country in Istanbul.
A presentation was made on ‘Bangladesh: A Socio-Economic Miracle’ on September 14 at Bakirkoy NGO Association Platform- an established NGO organisation in Turkey consisting of more than 20 NGOs.
The programme was attended by the members of the NGOs, and others who are well known in their respective professional areas, said a press release.
Highlighting basic facts of Bangladesh’s history, demography, society, economy and culture, Bangladesh Consul General Mohammad Monirul Islam briefed the audience about Bangladesh’s achievements and recognitions in the international theatre.
He talked about poverty alleviation, natural disaster management, environment and global warming, migration and women empowerment.
He made a comparative study on various countries of South Asia in their developments on the socio-economic fronts.
He also underlined the role and contributions of the NGOs in facilitating the country’s remarkable growth and progress.
Bangladesh Consul General in Istanbul Mohammad Monirul Islam made a presentation on Bangladesh history, demography, society, economy and culture.Ahmet Coskunaydin, Chief Editor of Gunaydin International and board member of Turkish Economic Journalists Association, who recently visited Bangladesh, shared his experiences with the audience.
He underlined that he was impressed to see the warmth and hospitality of the people as well as cultural richness and natural beauty of Bangladesh.
He pointed out the commonalities between Bangladesh and Turkey, adding that we should work towards realising the full potentials that Bangladesh and Turkey promise in their relationship.
Abdullah Tan, President of Bakirkoy NGO Association Platform said in his welcome remarks that this type of event would certainly help bring the people of two countries closer by strengthening their mutual understanding and cooperation.
He appreciated the Consulate General of Bangladesh for such event and expressed hope to continue collaborations in the days to come.
Considering the presence and profile of the audience, the event is expected to contribute towards further promoting the image of Bangladesh in Turkey.