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British Council celebrates 70 years in Bangladesh

  • Published at 03:15 pm September 15th, 2021
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Officials of the British Council. accompanied by High Commissioners of Bangladesh and the UK, attend the 70-year celebration reception at the British Academy in London Courtesy

The British Council is committed to reinforce strong people to people relations between the UK and Bangladesh

To celebrate the strong cultural connections between the people of the UK and Bangladesh, the British Council in Bangladesh recently hosted a reception at the British Academy in London, which coincided with the fourth UK – Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue.

The reception was hosted marking 70 years since the British Council opened its first office in Dhaka, said a press release.

The event was attended by Chief Executive British Council Scott McDonald, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh HE Robert Chatterton Dickson, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK HE Saida Muna Tasneem, along with other UK and Bangladesh delegates and the Bangladesh diaspora community. 

Commenting on the strong binding ties between the UK and Bangladesh, Scott McDonald said: “We are very proud to have been part of Bangladesh’s remarkable journey. It’s been a privilege to play our part in connecting the people of Bangladesh and the UK – building trust and making friends across time and space. 

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“The last half century has seen great achievements for Bangladesh, and many developments in the relationship between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. 

“The British Council takes great pride in being part of that history, and we look forward, with real excitement, to the next chapter of the story.”

Throughout 2021, the British Council is celebrating 70 years of cultural relations between the people of the UK and the people of Bangladesh, said the press release.

The British Council is committed to reinforce strong people to people relations between the UK and Bangladesh, engaging individuals, governments, and strategic partners across English, education, the arts and culture.

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