Abdulla Ali AlHmoudi, Charge d’affaires, UAE Embassy in Dhaka and AHM Mustafa Kamal, Minister of Finance are cutting a cake to celebrate the National Day of UAE _Photo : Monitor
Dhaka : UAE Embassy in Dhaka celebrated the country's 48th National Day with the slogan of "Year of Tolerance" on November 28 amid great festivities at a reception in a city hotel.
Abdulla Ali AlHmoudi, Charge d'affaires, UAE Embassy in Dhaka attended the event while AHM Mustafa Kamal, Minister of Finance was present on the occasion as the Chief Guest.
In his welcome speech, AlHmoudi mentioned the remarkable achievements of the UAE over the past 47 years. "UAE has championed the values of tolerance and multiculturalism, rejecting discrimination and hatred. Today, almost 200 nationalities are living in the UAE in harmony as their second home without any discrimination," he said.
AlHmoudi indicated that the success of the UAE diplomacy lies in the strength of the UAE passport as it achieved the first rank in the world in 2018 according to the World Passport Index, facilitating visa-free entries to 163 countries across the globe.
The envoy also highlighted the glorious journey of UAE ties that it has with Bangladesh for over four decades.
He further mentioned that the bilateral relations - based on the principles of cooperation and mutual respect - between the two countries have reached new heights in recent years.
"The mutual visits of the leaders and officials of the two countries and the gradually increasing levels of trade, economic and cultural exchange along with investment in different sectors are a powerful indicator which stands to witness the strength of bilateral relations in various fields," said the envoy. He also hoped that the existing excellent relations would be further expanded in the coming days.
The Charge d'affaires also informed how grand the upcoming Dubai expo is going to be. "The world's greatest show Expo 2020 Dubai will host 190 participating countries and millions of visitors from across the world, marking a time to create, collaborate and innovate, creating a meaningful legacy that will benefit future generations globally," AlHmoudi concluded.