CWEIC Joins Bangladesh High Commission Commemorative Event

January 12, 2021

CWEIC were pleased to join the Bangladesh High Commission celebratory event commemorating the historic maiden visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the United Kingdom on 8 January 1972.  Senior Ministers, parliamentarians, senior members of the House of Lords, ambassadors and journalists addressed the event titled “Bangabandhu & Britain: And the Historic 8 January”.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, MP, graced the event as the Chief Guest, chaired by High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem, while British Foreign and Development Office (FCDO) Minister for South Asia and Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad attended as Guest of Honour and First Minister of Wales Rt Hon Mark Drakeford AM as special guest. CWEIC was represented by Chief Executive Samantha Cohen who provided remarks on the growing Bangladesh-Commonwealth relationship.