• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

1st Silchar-Sylhet Festival-2022 : Bangladesh delegation led by Foreign Minister Dr. Momen attended the events

Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP along with the Bangladesh delegation has reached at Silchar in Assam, India today to attend the “Silchar-Sylhet Festival – 2022” to be held from 02-03 December 2022.

Bangladesh delegation led by Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen crossed the Shewla Land Port at Sylhet border this morning. Foreign Minister Dr. Momen and the other members of the Bangladesh delegation were cordially welcomed by the Indian authority at Sutarkandi ICP.

After reaching at Sutarkandi border in Indian part, the Foreign Minister expressing his deep satisfaction said, “After 50 years, I am priviledged to cross the Bangladesh-India border through Shewla-Sutarkandi and myself and my delegation are pleased with the cordial welcome they extended to us.” Thanking Indian authority Dr. Momen said, “They were very warm and friendly and my delegation felt at home.”

Foreign Minister said, “This is a historic event as two neighbors can get together in an atmosphere of hopes and aspirations.” He also thanked the Border Integrated Check post of Sutarkandi, India for their excellent arrangement.

It is mentionable that the Foreign Minister is invited as the chief guest at the events organized on the occasion of the ‘1st Silchar-Sylhet Festival – 2022’ to be held from 02-03 December 2022 at Silchar, Assam. The inaugural session of the festival is scheduled to be held on Friday in the evening followed by cultural programme.

On the second day of the festival (Saturday) number of events titled; Panel Discussion on Trade and Commerce, Tribal & Culinary Festival, Panel Discussion on “Our Rivers, Our Water, Our Climate,” Festival of Language & Literature etc. are scheduled to be held.

Among the members of Bangladesh delegation Mr. Iqbalur Rahim, MP, Mr. Gazi Mohammad Shahnawaz, MP, Mr. Mohibur Rahman Manik, MP, former Foreign Secretary Mr. Shamsher Mubin Chowdhury, business leaders, political dignitaries and media representatives from Sylhet are attending the festival.

Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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