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Street to be named after Bangabandhu in Ankara

  • Published at 06:23 pm May 22nd, 2019
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File photo of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Focus Bangla

This was agreed at the third round of Bangladesh-Turkey Foreign Office Consultations held in Ankara recently


A bust of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be placed at the head of a boulevard named after him in Ankara, Turkey soon.

The Turkish side will take a similar step to place a bust of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish republic, in Dhaka, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

This was agreed upon at the third round of Bangladesh-Turkey Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) held in Ankara recently, reports UNB.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey Sedat Onal led their respective delegations in the political consultations.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M Allama Siddiki and representatives of relevant ministries and officials from the Bangladesh Embassy in Ankara also took part in the meeting.

Both sides expressed their satisfaction over the current status of Bangladesh-Turkey relations, focused attention on the exchange of high-level visits, and reiterated their mutual desire and commitment to further strengthening the existing cordial relations and all-round bilateral cooperation.

The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in areas such as political issues, culture, bilateral trade, investment, education, and agriculture.

They also explored ways and means to enhance economic transactions between the two countries.

The upcoming joint economic commission meeting, scheduled to be held in Ankara in November, came up for discussion for ensuring a greater volume of economic transaction.

Turkish cooperation towards the Rohingya people also received special attention in the talks, said the Foreign Ministry.

The foreign secretary thanked the Turkish government for its moral and material support for the displaced Rohingyas.

The two countries agreed to continue cooperation in international global forums to pave the way for the early and safe return of the Rohingya refugees.

It was also agreed to expedite the finalization of pending bilateral agreements, currently under negotiation between the two countries.

The next FOC will take place in Dhaka in 2020.

Officials from Bangladesh Embassy in Ankara took part in the meeting.