Bangladesh to award 65 more foreign friends on Dec 15

Source: Daily Star

Bangladesh will confer awards on 65 more foreign friends in the fourth phase on December 15 for their outstanding contributions to the country’s Liberation War 41 years ago.

The foreign friends’ support came when Bangalees stood up against the atrocities and genocide and contributed to the eventful emergence of sovereign Bangladesh through a nine-month war.

President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will ceremonially hand over “Muktijuddho Moitri Sammanana” (Friends of Liberation War Honour) to them at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.

This was announced by Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and State Minister for Liberation War Affairs Capt (retd) AB Tajul Islam at a joint press briefing at the foreign ministry yesterday.

Dipu Moni said sixty-three personalities and two organisations from 10 countries will receive the award on December 15. Among them, 49 are from India and the rest are from the USA, Russia, France, Australia, UK, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

The recipients include politicians, journalists, artists, physicians, and litterateurs.


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