Foreign Minister leaves for Turkey Sunday
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is scheduled to leave for Turkey on Sunday morning, said a senior official on Saturday.
Dr Momen will join his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at the inaugural ceremony of the newly-constructed Bangladesh Chancery Complex in Ankara on September 14 apart from other bilateral engagements during his visit.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to virtually inaugurate the newly-built Bangladesh Chancery Complex.
The Foreign Minister will hold bilateral talks with his Turkish counterpart on September 15.
Rohingya crisis, D-8 summit, trade and investment issues are expected to come up for discussion at the bilateral meeting.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. File photo
The construction of Bangladesh Chancery Complex in Ankara was successfully completed on September 3.
Main features of the Complex include Chancery Building, Embassy Residence, 229 seat hi-tech auditorium named ‘Victory 1971’, automated mechanical and electrical systems, masjid, gymnasium, display centre for Bangladeshi items, library for the reference books on Bangladesh primarily on Bangabandhu, War of Independence and socio-economic development of Bangladesh.
As a reflection of Bangladesh’s history of independence, Bust of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Shaheed Minar were also installed at the Complex.
Besides, a 36-sqm mural titled ‘Invincible Bangladesh’ as well as terracotta works on Bangladesh’s rural life were also placed at the Complex.
The Foreign Minister is scheduled to return home on September 16, said the official.