Imdad Haque’s Serbia travelogue published

Published : 31 Jan 2023 09:57 PM

A travelogue titled ‘Serbia: Shuvro Shohorer Deshe’ authored by Imdad Haque, Assistant Private Secretary  of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, was unveiled in Dhaka at Foreign Service Academy on Tuesday.

The Foreign Minister was the chief guest of the event with former Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Ekushey Padak recipient poet Kamal Chowdhury was in the chair.

President of ACI Agro Business FH Ansari addressed the event while Bangla Academy Award winning writers Iktiyar Chowdhury and Sadhana Ahmed discussed the book.

Mazharul Islam, chief executive of Anyaprokash, and writer Imdad Haque gave welcome speeches. The foreign minister said a lot of development is happening in Serbia and the country requires more workforces.

"Serbia is taking big development projects on the bank of the Danube River, creating lots of jobs for electricians and construction workers. The country also wants to hire workers.  People in Bangladesh need to go to India for a Serbian visa and that is a big hassle. Serbia, however, sent a consular team from Delhi to Dhaka and they issued about 3,500 visas for Bangladeshi. There are many job opportunities out there," he added. 

Dr. Momen said there is a huge demand for Bangladeshi products in Serbia.

"Since there is no direct trade relation between Serbia and Bangladesh, people from this central European country buy Bangladeshi leather and garment products from Germany or Italy at higher prices. Process is underway to establish direct trade relations between both countries. The Serbian Foreign Minister will visit Bangladesh soon and these issues will be finalised during the trip," he said.

Before taking up the job of the APS, Imdad Haque worked with a private television channel - Channel 24.

This is his second book. In this book, he discussed Serbia’s history, tradition, economy, agriculture, education system, and sports, among others.

He started journalism while studying at Jahangirnagar University. His first book was 'Campus Reporting: Sangbadikorat Hatekhari'.  Both of his books are available at Rokomari, said a press release.