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Embassy Cup Football begins on Friday 25.10.2019

Oct 24, 19
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Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – The 2nd edition of Embassy Cup Football Tournament, organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), begins on Friday (October 25) at the Armed Police Battalion Headquarter ground (APBn) in Uttara here.

A total of 16 teams — split into two groups — will take part in the knockout-basis two-day event.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will inaugurate the event as the chief guest on Friday while Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam and BFF President Kazi Salahuddin will present as special guests.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony on Saturday (October 26).

Director of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Kazi Ziaul Hossain made the disclosure at a press conference at BFF house in Motijheel on Wednesday.

Besides, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) General Secretary Md Abu Nayeem Shohag was also present on the occasion.

Participating teams are: Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of the State of Palestine, Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, Australian High Commission, Sri Lankan High Commission, Pakistan High Commission, High Commission of Maldives, Embassy of the United States, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, United Nations, Diplomatic Police and hosts Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

The Palestinian authority condemns the demolitions in the hems valley and holds Israel responsible

Jul 22, 19
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Demolitions carried out by the Israeli occupation forces

The Palestinian authority condemned the demolitions carried out by the Israeli occupation forces in Wad al-Hems area in Sur Baher, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.

The Palestinian authority made the Israeli Government fully responsible for this dangerous escalation against the defenseless Palestinian people and considered it part of the plan of implementation of the so-called “Deal of the Century” aimed at the closing out of the Palestinian issue.

The President Mahmud Abbas called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop this aggression against people, land and holy sites.

The Palestinian authority hailed the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in all its places of residence, especially in eternal capital, Jerusalem, and they cling to the oppression and tyranny of Israel.

The Palestinian authority said that the independent state of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, will sooner or later be the only way of peace, and that others should shoulder their responsibilities.

H.E. Yousef S.Y Ramadan delivered a lecture at National Defence College

Jan 31, 19
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16th August 2018

H.E. Yousuf S.Y Ramadan, Embassy of the State of Palestine delivered a lecture on “Contemporary Palestine: Its Future and Bangladesh-Palestine Relations” To ND Course-2018 On 16 August 2018.

From the interview of the Ambassador of the state of Palestine to Bangladesh H.E. Yousef Ramadan with My TV

Jan 24, 19
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16th January, 2019

H.E. Yusuf Ramadan talks about the contemporary situation of the Islamic countries and Palestinian issue.

Diplomats of OIC member states greet PM

Jan 23, 19
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14th January  2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states’ heads of mission have congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet on their victory in the 11th parliamentary election.

The OIC members, on Sunday, said Awami League’s unprecedented victory in the election is a reflection of their hard work on development in the last 10 years, reports UNB.

A 17-member delegation—comprising ambassadors and Chargé d’affaires of the OIC member countries—handed Sheikh Hasina a bouquet at her official residence Ganabhaban.

Palestine Ambassador Yousef SY Rahman said: “You have achieved an unprecedented victory…your people have placed trust on you due to [your] hard work over the last 10 years.

“People have seen development, security, stability, and economic development.”

He said: “They [people] want to achieve the goals of your great father [Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman].”

Rahman wished the prime minister further success and good health to fulfil the expectations of the people of Bangladesh.

Turkish Ambassador Devrim Ozturk said: “We will support [Bangladesh] to fulfil our commitment to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis.”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she is trying her best to work for the public to ensure their basic needs.

Mentioning that her father liberated Bangladesh through a war, she said: “This is why I always feel that this [to be in power] is an opportunity for me to fulfil my father’s dreams.”

She continued by saying: “Now people have realized, we are working for our people. My aim is to develop the basic conditions of the public so that they can have their: food, housing, health, and all other basic needs.”

The prime minister said the general public—especially women and the young generation—came forward and voted Awami League into power.

She said every person in Bangladesh performs his or her own religious rituals peacefully as religious harmony prevails in the country.

Thanking the OIC member countries for their support, she said: “This support gives me strength to work more and more for the public.”

PM’s International Affairs Adviser Prof Dr Gowher Rizvi, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, the prime minister’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, the prime minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan, among others, were present at Ganabhaban.

The 15 other delegates are: Qatar’s Ambassador Ahmed Mohamed Al-Dehaimi, UAE Ambassador Saed Mohammed Saed Al Muhairi, Egyptian Ambassador Walid Shamseldin, Indonesian Ambassador Rina Soemarno, Kuwait’s Ambassador Adel Mohammed A H Hayat, Morocco’s Ambassador Majid Halim, Maldives High Commissioner Aishath Shaan Shakir, Iraqi Chargé d’affaires (CDA) Omar Hashim, Oman’s CDA Ta’eeb Salim Abdullah Al’ Alawi, Libyan CDA Mahmoud Salabi, Brunei’s CDA Haji Roslan Haji, Maldives CDA Ismail Mufeed, Saudi Arabian CDA Ibrahim AL Humaidhi and Pakistani CDA Shah Faisal Kakar.

General Jibril Rajoub visits Bangladesh

Jan 23, 19
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March 25, 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reiterated Bangladesh’s support to independent Palestine state, saying the brotherly country enjoys a special place in the hearts of the people of Bangladesh.

She came up with the remarks when visiting Secretary General of the Fatah Movement and President of Palestine Football Association and Olympic Committee General Jibril Rajoub paid a courtesy call on her at her official residence Ganobhaban.

Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

He said General Jibril Rajoub handed over a letter of the Palestinian President to the Prime Minister.

He mentioned that General Jibril Rajoub categorically mentioned that Palestine will never compromise over the Jerusalem issue.

The Fatah Movement Secretary General recalled with deep gratitude ‘Bangabandhu’s unequivocal support for the cause of independent Palestine’, saying Bangabandhu belonged not only to Bangladesh but also to Palestine.

He also highly appreciated the Prime Minister for her strong support to the Palestinian people in various international fora.

General Jibril Rajoub said Palestine wants a peaceful and non-violent solution to the Middle East crisis. “Israel is unilaterally committing genocide which must be stopped,” he said.

Expressing satisfaction over the existing level of cooperation between the two brotherly countries, he said many students from Palestine are studying in the Bangladesh Military Academy.

He informed the Prime Minister that the Hebron Municipality Authority of norther Palestine unanimously decided to name a major road after the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister recalled her first meeting with late Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat in 1984 and said he along with South African President Nelson Mandela and Turkish President Suleyman Demirel had also joined the celebrations of 25 years of Bangladesh’s independence in 1997.

She conveyed her greetings to Palestine President Mahmud Abbas.

At the meeting, General Jibril Rajoub invited the Prime Minister to visit Palestine which she accepted, saying she would visit the country at a convenient time.

Palestinian Grand Mufti visits Bangladesh

Jan 23, 19
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22nd December 2018

Dhaka, Dec 22 (UNB) – Reaffirming Bangladesh’s commitment to an independent Palestine state, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Bangladesh will continue to support the cause of Palestine and always stand by its people.

She made the remarks when Grand Mufti of Al Aqsa Mosque and State of Palestine Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Hossain met her at her official residence Ganobhaban.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

Underlining the need for unity among the Muslim Ummah, the Prime Minister said if any conflict arises among them, this can be resolved through discussions.

She also recalled her meeting with late leader of Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat during a summit in Tunisia.

Mentioning that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur laid the foundation of the relations between the two brotherly countries, Hasina said, “We continue our support to Palestine following his footsteps.”

She mentioned Bangabandhu’s deep attachment with Yasser Arafat and his firm solidarity with the Palestinian brothers and their legitimate aspirations for an independent Palestine.

The Grand Mufti expressed satisfaction over the existing relations between Palestine and Bangladesh and described Bangladesh as their second home.

He also termed Bangabandhu as a ‘great man’.

Highly appreciating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed expressed the belief that she will complete the unfinished tasks of Bangabandhu.

He said every Palestine feels that Bangladesh strongly supports Palestine. “Not only our President, but also all the people of Palestine invite you to visit Palestine,” he said addressing the Prime Minister.

The Grand Mufti invited Sheikh Hasina to attend a conference with the theme – “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine”.

He also conducted a munajat seeking continued success of the Prime Minister and the people of Bangladesh.

Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed presented a scarf inscribed with the word, ‘Palestine’, to Sheikh Hasina.

PM’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam, PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin and Palestinian Ambassador to Bangladesh Yousef SY Ramadan were present on the occasion.