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Austria issues 2 commemorative stamps on Bangladesh

Published : 27 Dec 2021 10:52 PM | Updated : 28 Dec 2021 02:38 PM

Austria has issued two commemorative stamps on the occasions of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence of Bangladesh on Monday evening.

The Secretary General of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria Ambassador Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal and the Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Masud Bin Momen jointly unveiled the stamps from Vienna and Dhaka respectively.

The unveiling of the commemorative stamps was preceded by the handing over of nine hundred fifty-six thousand (9,56,000) doses of AstraZeneca vaccines gifted by the Government of Austria to Bangladesh.

The Secretary General Ambassador Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal handed over the vaccines to the Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria Muhammad Abdul Muhith at the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs in Vienna.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, who was virtually connected from Dhaka, saw the handover.

The vaccines are scheduled to reach Dhaka on December 29.