News Center -TDO- The opening ceremony of the newly built embassy complex was held in Ankara, hosted by Bangladesh's Ambassador to Turkey, Allama Siddiki.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, President of the Turkey-Bangladesh Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group and AK Party Ağrı MP Ekrem Çelebi and many guests attended the ceremony.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who attended the opening via Video conference, thanked Turkish and Bangladeshi officials for the timely completion of the project.
Prime minister Hasina said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mucibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, who is also his father, said: "We want friendship with everyone and we don't want evil to come to anyone," is a phrase that outlines Bangladesh's foreign policy and said: "We have deep-rooted relations with Turkey based on common history, faith, culture, interests and mutual trust."
Prime minister Hasina stressed that these relations should be moved further, noting that his country wants to open embassies in more countries, and said that the new embassy building opened in Ankara is an indicator of this intention and good relations with Turkey.
Prime Minister Hasina also invited President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his wife Emine Erdoğan and Mevlut Çavuşoğlu to the opening of the new Turkish embassy building in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and offered to celebrate it all together, recalling that this year Bangabandhu will celebrate its 100th birthday.
Speaking at the opening, Minister Momen stated that there is a common culture, beliefs and values between the Turkish and Bangladeshi peoples and that this bond is reflected in the relations of the two countries.
His country opened 21 foreign missions during the Hasina rule, Momen said, adding that the new embassy in Ankara bears the characteristics of traditional Bangladeshi architecture with its red bricks. He noted that many Bangladeshi values were preserved in the embassy complex, with busts and works of art.
In his speech at the opening, Minister Çavuşoğlu said that the new embassy building was a building that Bangladesh would be proud of and said: "I accept Momen's invitation to attend the opening of the new building of the Turkish Embassy in Bangladesh. We have a very deep fraternal relationship with Bangladesh. We never forget the support the Muslims of the subcontinent gave us during the war of independence. Once again, I express our gratitude. Bangladesh has also taught the world a lesson in humanity in one of the biggest humanitarian crises the world has seen in its history, welcoming some 1 million Arakanese fleeing Myanmar into its country."
After the speeches, the new embassy building was inaugurated by Prime Minister Hasina.