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UK warship HMS Kent arrives at Chattogram Port on friendly visit

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The United Kingdom’s (UK) Royal Navy warship HMS Kent arrived at Chattogram Port Jetty this morning marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

The ship was welcomed by Chief Staff Officer of Commander Chattogram Naval Area Captain SM Moyeen Uddin, said a press release.

The British defense adviser in Dhaka and other senior naval officials were present during the welcome ceremony.

The 133-meter-long ship, commanded by Commander MJ (Matt) Sykes RN, is carrying 32 officers, 187 sailors and three civilians onboard.

During this friendly visit, the Commanding Officer of the visiting ship, Commander MJ (Matt) Sykes RN, will call on Commander Chattogram Naval Area, Commander BN Fleet and Chairman, Chattogram Port Authority.

Moreover, officers and sailors of HMS Kent will visit Bangladesh Naval Academy, BNS Shaheed Moazzam, War Cemetery, BN Ashar Alo School and Rehabilitation Center for Children with Special Needs, various tourist and historical sites in Chattogram.

Friendly sports and cultural arrangements are also planned during the visit. This visit will strengthen the historic ties and foster friendly relations between the two countries.

Earlier, when the ship reached the waters of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Navy ship BNS Abu Bakar accorded traditional welcome.

On completion of the visit, the ship is expected to leave Chattogram port on October 18.

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