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BDs US envoy urges compatriots to send remittances home thru legal channels

Published : Monday, 22 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 72

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

He also called upon them to project the countrys tremendous success stories to further brighten its 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 Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC recently.

Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC and and Sonali Exchange, a subsidiary company of Sonali Bank PLC, jointly organised the programme to create awareness about sending remittance to Bangladesh through legal channel, according to a message received from the embassy here on Sunday.

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

Ambassador Imran mentioned that Bangladesh attained huge progress in all fields in the last one and a half decades under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said during the period, many positive achievements and changes took place in the country.

The country will reach to a unique height, if we could share these success stories with everyone and spread those across the globe, he added.

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

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

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.    —UNB

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