In celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Romania and Bangladesh and the 104th Independence Day of Romania, Cosmos Foundation hosted an exclusive exhibition in the capital on Monday night.

The special exhibition was held at the Garden Gallery of the Baridhara residence of Enayetullah Khan, Honorary Consul of Romania in Bangladesh, Editor-in-Chief of UNB and Dhaka Courier, and Cosmos Foundation Chairman.

Hosted by Enayetullah Khan and Daniela Sezonov Tane, Romanian Ambassador to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the exhibition showcased seven unique artworks by visiting Romanian artist-sculptor Alexandru Poteca and ten paintings of renowned Bangladeshi artist Maksuda Iqbal Nipa.

The event was joined by noted personalities and dignitaries including politicians, diplomats and business leaders.

Regarding the event, Enayetullah Khan said, "This is a very important event for us, as we are celebrating 50 years of our friendship, our partnership with Romania - a great nation of artists, a great nation of painters - and also it is our pleasure to celebrate the country's 104th anniversary of independence."

"Also, this month is emotionally important for us, because this is the month we achieved victory after long sufferings and sacrifices of the millions; and Romania was one of the first few countries in the world to recognise Bangladesh as a sovereign and independent country," he added.

Expressing gratitude to Enayetullah Khan, the Cosmos Foundation and Gallery Cosmos for hosting the event, Alexandru Poteca said, "This event is a wonderful example of friendship between Romania and Bangladesh, and it is my absolute honour to showcase some of my artworks in the exhibition alongside Nipa."

Echoing the same, artist Maksuda Iqbal Nipa said that art can unite nations and continents beyond boundaries. "This is a unique and wonderful gesture by the Cosmos Foundation and Gallery Cosmos, and personally I am honoured to participate in this exhibition with Alex," she said.

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