News Center -TDO- The bust of Bangladesh's founder and first president, Bangabandhu Sheikh Muciburrahman, was unveiled in Ankara on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Kalam Abul Momen, Ankara Governor Vasip Şahin, Bangladesh Ambassador Mosud Mannan, North Dhaka Mayor Atikur Rahman, Ankara Deputy Mayor and many local and foreign guests attended the opening on Bangabandhu Boulevard in Ankara Çayyolu district.
Speaking at the bust opening, Minister Momen stated that 2021 is the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's founding and Bangabandhu's 100th birthday, and thanked the countries that supported Bangladesh in the independence process.
Minister Momen also stated that Bangabandhu was inspired by Atatürk's courage and leadership and used the following expressions: "Bangabandhu has worked and strived for freedom all his life. The street bearing his name in Ankara and the street named after Atatürk in Bangladesh are just opposite each other. It shows not only love and respect, but also the closeness of the people of the two countries."
Governor Şahin said that Bangabandhu was influenced by Atatürk's anti-imperialist ideas, and that the Turkish people saw Bangabandhu as one of the important leaders of the century.
The Mayor of North Dhaka added that there is a street named after Atatürk in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and that a park bearing his name and a bust of Atatürk will be inaugurated.
After the speeches, the bust at the entrance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Muciburrahman Boulevard was unveiled with the participation of Minister Momen, Governor Şahin and guests.