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Info and Broadcasting Ministry Senior Secretary urges all concerned to work to further brighten country’s image

Info and Broadcasting Ministry Senior Secretary urges all concerned to work to further brighten country’s image

USA Bureau

Visiting Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Md. Humayun Kabir Khandaker has called upon all concerned including the diplomats to work with more sincerity and integrity to further brighten the country’s image abroad.

He simultaneously urged them to project the impressive socioeconomic progress that Bangladesh achieved in the last 15 years under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The Senior Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry made the call while exchanging views with senior officials of the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Monday afternoon.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mr. Muhammad Imran delivered the welcome address at the meeting.

A two-member Bangladesh delegation led by the Senior Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is now in the US capital to hold meetings with the officials concerned of the Library of Congress to collect the video footage relating to the great Liberation War and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Library.

Mr. Humayun Kabir Khandaker mentioned that under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh attained huge progress in the last one and a half decades and became a role model of development in the world. It's the responsibility of all to project this success for further brightening the country’s image abroad and work sincerely in building ‘Smart Bangladesh’ by 2041, he added.

The Senior Secretary underscored the need for undertaking more effective measures by all to stop anti-state propaganda abroad.

He also paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his bust at Bangabandhu Corner of the Mission and went round its different parts including the Press Wing.

Upon his arrival at the Embassy, Mr. Humayun Kabir Khandaker was received by Minister (Press) AZM Sajjad Hossain with a flower bouquet.

On April 5, the Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting attended the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collection and preservation of the video footage relating to the great Liberation War and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman between Bangladesh Film Archive and Getty Images, a reputed visual agency of the USA, in New York.

On behalf of Bangladesh Film Archive, Dr. Md. Mofakkharul Iqbal, the Project Director of the project titled “Collection and Preservation of Audiovisual Documents of the Liberation War from Local and Foreign Sources and Capacity Building of the Bangladesh Film Archive”, and Mr. Arran Birchenough, the Asia Pacific TV and Sales Director of Getty Images, inked the MoU in the presence of the Senior Secretary.

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