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Ambassador encourages legal remittance channels for Bangladeshi expatriates

  • Urges to strengthen country’s economy
  • Appreciates Sonali Bank’s SECI App 
Update : 21 Apr 2024, 10:19 AM

Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Muhammad Imran has urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to send remittances through legal channels to further strengthen the country’s economy.

He simultaneously called upon them to project the country’s tremendous success stories to further brighten the image abroad.

The ambassador was speaking as the chief guest at the Customers’ Gathering and SECI App Campaign of Sonali Exchange at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Friday evening.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC and and Sonali Exchange, a subsidiary company of Sonali Bank PLC, jointly organized the program to create awareness about sending remittances to Bangladesh through legal channels.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Sonali Bank PLC Md Afzal Karim joined the function as the special guest, while Devasree Mitra, CEO of Sonali Exchange Company Incorporation, USA delivered the address of welcome.

The ambassador appreciated the state-owned Sonali Bank for the introduction of the SECI App for sending remittances home through legal channels and requested all concerned including the Bangladeshi diaspora to let know everyone the benefits of the App.

He also briefly highlighted various consular services now being provided by the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC.

In his speech, the CEO and Managing Director of Sonali Bank Md Afzal Karim discussed the various activities of the country’s largest state-owned bank to reach the bank services to the people’s doorsteps.

While highlighting the salient features of the SECI App, he said the app has been introduced following the demand of expatriate Bangladeshis.

The expatriates could send remittances home immediately and easily by using the app, he said and noted that the country would immensely benefit if they send money through legal channels including the app.

A large number of expatriate Bangladeshis living in Washington DC and its adjoining states joined the event. Counsellor and Head of Chancery Shamima Yeasmin Smrite conducted the function.

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