Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organised a Seminar titled “Celebrating 50 Years of Bangladesh-Nepal Friendship: Shared Vision of Peace, Progress and Prosperity” on Sunday, 12 March 2023 at the BIISS auditorium. H E Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP, Honourable Foreign Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, graced the Seminar as Chief Guest. Major General Sheikh Pasha Habib Uddin, OSP, SGP, BAMS, afwc, psc, Director General, BIISS, delivered the Welcome Address. H E Mr Ghanshyam Bhandari, Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh deliberated his remarks. Dr Swarnim Wagle, Chair, The Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS), Kathmandu and Ambassador Mashfee Binte Shams, Rector, Foreign Service Academy, Bangladesh, made their presentations in the Seminar. These were followed by an open discussion session. Afterward, the Chief Guest, H E Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP, delivered his valuable remarks. Major General Sheikh Pasha Habib Uddin, OSP, SGP, BAMS, afwc, psc, Director General of BIISS concluded the Seminar with a vote of thanks.
Senior officials from different government ministries, members of diplomatic community, former ambassadors, senior military officials, media, academia, researchers, faculties and students from different universities, and representatives from various international organisations participated in the Seminar and shared their valuable insights in the open discussion session.