Bangladesh invites foreign journalists as part of public diplomacy

The foreign ministry has brought a group of journalists from seven countries as part of its public diplomacy to project Bangladesh to the world.

Published : 13 April 2016, 06:01 PM
Updated : 13 April 2016, 06:01 PM

The 13 journalists from Sri Lanka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain, Australia, Qatar, India and Egypt have come as part of the ‘Visit Bangladesh Programme’ of the government.

They met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Wednesday, and will attend the Bangla New Year celebrations in Dhaka on Thursday.

They will see Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and Liberation War Museum, and will also visit the Sundarbans.

During Wednesday’s meeting, the state minister briefed them on Bangladesh’s history, its Liberation War, its socio-economic development, women’s empowerment and Prime Minister’s Vision 2021, among other things.

He replied to their queries and urged them to portray a positive Bangladesh.