Report by Humayun Kabir , From Bangladesh.
The 197th Independence Day of Brazil has been celebrated by the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in
The official part of the reception included playing of national anthems of Brazil and Bangladesh.
On the occasion of the 197th year of Independence of Brazil, Brazil Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. João Tabajara de Oliveira Júnior in his speech said ,After two years since I took over this Embassy, I can see that due to our mutual enthusiasm and work much have been achieved bilaterally, in particular, the expansion of our relations to other areas of exchange that are equally important as the traditional politic-diplomatic one. We can say today that Brazil is better known and more present in Bangladesh than in the last decade.
Indeed, in the cultural sphere, we managed to organize
Brazil ambassador added
He further said , On the trade and economic front, finally, the BBCCI, Bangladesh-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry is about to be created! Little has to be done to become reality! As a result of efforts made by Bengali private sector and ministry of commerce. HE Minister Tipu Munshi set an important trip to Brazil in order to explore new markets and the possibility of negotiating free trade agreement or economic arrangements capable o expanding and diversifying our trade agenda.
With the visit of HE General Tarique Siddique, Defense Advisor of Honorable PM Sheik Hasina, to Brazil last April, new horizons are being presented like cooperation and possibilities of investment in
As a chief guest of this program Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr. Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel M.P said, Bangladesh and Brazil share similar values of multi-party liberal democracy, religious tolerance and freedom of expression and sports arena. Both the countries have similarities in terms of challenges and achievements in developments sectors of poverty reduction, women’s empowerment, disaster preparedness and climate management. There are ample scopes for collaboration and obtaining mutual benefits in issues related to poverty eradication, quality education, reducing economic inequality, establishing gender equality etc. Bangladesh and Brazil are working closely to promote technical cooperation areas of agriculture, livestock, health, education, professional qualifications and other areas.
The programme was rounded off with a buffet dinner where various Brazilian delicacies were served