On the occasion of Independence Day and National Day of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Embassy hosted a reception and dinner in honor of foreign diplomats in Mexico.
Independence Day was celebrated in Mexico by highlighting the history, culture, tradition, trade and progress of Bangladesh.
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The Bangladesh Embassy held a series of colorful events including Bangladeshi fairs, diplomatic receptions and cultural events at the Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Members of Congress (Chamber of Deputies) and the President of the Mexico-Bangladesh Friendship Group, Rosalinda Dominguez Flores, MP, were special guests at the reception.
The event also brought together Mexican senators, senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassadors from various countries, Mexican businessmen and journalists.
During the reception, arrangements were made to display Bangladeshi paintings, exportables and handicrafts and gift items with the images of Bangabandhu and Bangladesh were offered to the guests.
Rosalinda Dominguez, in her welcoming address, hailed the socio-economic development and empowerment of Bangladeshi women and hoped to further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries in the future.
Bangladeshi Ambassador Abida Islam paid rich tributes to all the freedom fighters and Father of the Nation and mentioned their supreme sacrifice for the nation.
“Bangladesh is completely new to Mexico; we’ve only been here for eight years,” Abida Islam said. “Many people still do not know the country. We hope to increase contact with more Mexicans and introduce them to our culture, traditions and cuisine, so that they know about Bangladesh and its rich cultural heritage.
The audience was captivated by the entertaining musical performances of the famous Bangladeshi singer Fahmida Nabi.
More than 3,000 visitors, including ambassadors from Azerbaijan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nigeria, El Salvador and Finland, the director general of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officials from the mayor’s office, local journalists, scholars, visited the Bangladesh Fair.