Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen on Monday hosted a reception for Honorary Consuls representing 69 countries in Dhaka.

President of FBCCI and Honorary Consul of Japan Mahbubul Alam, Honorary Consul General of Greece Faruk Hassan, Honorary Consul of Indonesia Sufi Mizanur Rahman, Founding President of Consular Corps Bangladesh (CCB) Asif Chowdhury and CCB Vice President and Honorary Consul of Malta Shoeb Chowdhury, Honorary Consul of Djibouti Abdul Haque and Honorary Consul of Mongolia Nasreen Fatema Awal spoke on the occasion.

Honorary Consul of Ireland Masud Jamil Khan, among others, was present.

Foreign Secretary Masud Momen said that Honorary Consuls and Consul Generals play a key role in sustaining sound bilateral ties between the countries they represent and the host country, said a press release.

Moreover, Masud Momen stated that he would ask the Foreign Ministry to ensure the privileges of Honorary Consuls like South Asian countries.

Asif Chowdhury admired the Foreign Ministry for organizing the reception and expressed hope that it will foster amity and fraternity between the countries concerned.

Shoeb Chowdhury said that such programs contribute to strengthen affiliations between the Foreign Ministry and diplomatic community.

He thanked the Foreign Secretary for taking into cognizance the facilities of Honorary Consuls and Consul Generals.

Chief of Protocol Nayem Uddin Ahmed conducted the event.

Senior officials of the Foreign Ministry attended the reception.

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