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The KOICA Alumni Night-2018 was celebrated with enthusiasm of vibrant participants by KOICA alumni at a city hotel on Thursday night aiming to strengthen friendly and cooperative relations between Bangladesh and Korea, reports BSS.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Korea Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) held its highly anticipated and long-awaited annual event of the year known as “KOICA Alumni Night 2018”.
Minister for Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor, Country Director of KOICA, Bangladesh Joe Hyun-Gue, Secretary of Ministry of Road, Transport and Bridges Nazrul Islam, Additional Secretary (Asia Wing Chief), Economic Relations Division Zahidul Haque, among others, addressed the programme.
Noor expressed his sincere appreciation for KOICA’s contribution in various sectors of Bangladesh particularly, for advancing its rich culture and heritage.
Appreciating KOICA’s contribution to the different fields of development, he hoped the KOICA will extend its cooperation to supplement efforts of the government for building a “Digital Bangladesh”.
Monzur Hossain, Chairman, Rupali Bank Ltd, who is also the President of the association, encouraged the growing relationship between Korea and Bangladesh.
He underlined that the KOICA alumni members strengthen and continue to develop a robust bridge between Korea and Bangladesh.
Joe Hyun-Gue, Country Director of KOICA Bangladesh Office, warmly welcomed all the government officials and highlighted how KBAA has achieved the remarkable operational success since its establishment.
He further mentioned that this year Korea and Bangladesh are celebrating 45th anniversary of friendship and how KOICA aspires to work towards stronger relationship between the two countries.
The special attraction of the event was a colorful Bangladeshi cultural dance performance by Sharkari Shishu Paribar.