The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Dhaka on Thursday arranged a special physical exercise programme marking the 'Mujib Borsho'.
The year-long programmes marking birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will begin on March 17 in a big way.
UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Saed Mohammed AL Mheiri, Deputy Head of Mission Abdulla Ali Al Hmoudi, Ambassador of Egypt Walid Shamseidin, Charge D’ Affaires of Embassy of the Sultanate Oman,Taeeb Salim AL Aawi, Charge d’ Affairs of the Libyan Embassy Rhoumah M R Yahy, head of missions and diplomats from other Arab countries, director general of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh (West Asia Wing) Md. Tarikul Islam, representatives from Emirates Airlines along with embassy officials and staff members took part at the programme in the city’s Gulshan.
In the morning, a colorful rally with participation of the guests and embassy officials was brought out.
The UAE Ambassador paid tributes and recalled the Father of the Nation and his immense courage, strong leadership and right directions that led the nation to achieve independence.
‘‘We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the people of Bangladesh for many great achievements and growth momentum under the dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh,’’ said the UAE Ambassador.
He said the bilateral relations between UAE and Bangladesh have always shared strong ties based on the principles of cooperation and mutual respect.
Deputy Head of Mission Abdulla Ali Al Hmoudi and director general of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Md. Tarikul Islam also spoke.
They hoped for more exchange programmes between the two brotherly nations.