|Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Pham Viet Chien congratulates Bangladesh-Vietnam Friendship Society president Shamsher M. Chowdhury, BB. (Photo: Courtesy of Vietnamese Embassy in Bangladesh)
The society sees the participation of former ambassadors of Bangladesh to Vietnam, members of the Bangladesh-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, war veterans, intellectuals, journalists, writers, and artists.
Shamsher M. Chowdhury, BB, former Foreign Minister and former Ambassador of Bangladesh to Vietnam, serves as BVFS President.
In his remarks, the official stressed that the establishment of the association demonstrates the close ties between the two countries, as well as Bangladesh’s efforts in promoting their solidarity.
With his love for Vietnam and his desire to keep contributing to the friendship and prosperity of Bangladesh and Vietnam, especially to promote people-to-people exchanges, cultural exchanges, Shamsher M. Chowdhury and his Bangladeshi friends decided to establish the Bangladesh - Vietnam Friendship Society.
Secretary of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Shabbir Ahmad Chowdhury reviewed major milestones in the Vietnam-Bangladesh relations over the past 50 years.
He said Vietnam is one of the most dynamic countries in Asia and that he hopes with the engagement of the BVFA, the relations between the two countries and their peoples will grow in a more intensive and practical way.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Pham Viet Chien emphasised that the formation of the BVFA is meaningful to the Vietnam-Bangladesh relations as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
The diplomat noted his hope that the association will organise activities bringing peoples of the two countries together, and help promote Vietnam’s land, people, culture, and achievements among Bangladeshi people.
On this occasion, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga sent a letter of congratulations to the BVFA
In the letter, Nga said its establishment has contributed to cooperation and friendship as well as people-to-people diplomacy between the two countries, and expressed her hope for fruitful cooperation with the association in people-to-people diplomacy./.