The Embassy of Switzerland hosted a special event – “Swiss Night” on Thursday in the city to celebrate the friendship between Bangladesh and Switzerland.
The event was attended by a wide range of audience including members of senior officials, the civil society, business, cultural and international community, development partners as well as the Swiss citizens living in Bangladesh.
Welcoming the guests to the Swiss Night, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Rene Holenstein noted that Switzerland has been a strong and committed economic and development partner of Bangladesh since its independence.
International Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Dr Gowher Rizvi attended the event as the chief guest, while Professor Anisuzzaman joined the event as special guest, said the Embassy on Friday.
Both D rRizvi and Professor Anisuzzaman highlighted the strong and long standing bilateral relations that exist between the two countries.
One of the main attraction of the Swiss Night was the announcement and handing over of the “Swiss Embassy Award”. With a view to recognizing the outstanding personal efforts of one of its partners, the Embassy accorded an Award to DrPu Chaw Nu, the Superintendent of the 250 Bed District Sadar Hospital of Cox’s Bazar, who like many other Bangladeshis played an instrumental role in providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees and the host community during the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
The event also offered the guests a Swiss culinary experience; a number of traditional and delectable Swiss delicacies were on the menu.