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In recognition of the annual Global Refugee Day, the world stands united in honoring the strength, courage, and unwavering resilience of millions of individuals forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution, and violence.

This day serves as a reminder to the international community of the urgent need to address the challenges faced by refugees and to seek inclusive solutions that uphold their rights and dignity.

As the number of forcibly displaced people reaches staggering figures, Global Refugee Day takes on an even greater significance this year. According to the latest report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the global displacement figures have reached a record high of over 82 million individuals. Among them, nearly 26.4 million are recognized as refugees, while others are internally displaced or seeking asylum.

The day’s commemoration aims to raise awareness about the profound struggles faced by refugees while emphasizing their resilience, talents, and contributions to society. It provides an opportunity to highlight success stories and initiatives that promote their integration, self-reliance, and empowerment. By doing so, the international community can collectively work towards fostering a more inclusive and compassionate world.

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Throughout the day, various events and activities are organized worldwide to bring attention to the refugee crisis. From panel discussions and film screenings to art exhibitions and cultural performances, these events offer platforms for refugees to share their experiences and for individuals to understand the challenges they encounter. Furthermore, governments, non-governmental organizations, and communities come together to advocate for policies that ensure the protection and well-being of refugees.

At the heart of Global Refugee Day lies the pressing need to address the root causes of forced displacement and to find sustainable solutions. Governments and humanitarian organizations must collaborate to prevent conflicts, mitigate their impact, and promote peaceful resolutions. Additionally, concerted efforts are required to tackle the underlying factors, such as poverty, inequality, and human rights abuses, which often drive individuals to flee their homes.

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Recognizing that long-term displacement can have a devastating impact on individuals and communities, initiatives aimed at supporting refugees in their host countries are crucial. Access to quality education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities is vital for refugees to rebuild their lives and contribute positively to their host communities. It is imperative that governments provide robust support systems that facilitate integration and ensure the fulfillment of refugees’ rights.

Global Refugee Day serves as a powerful reminder that refugees are not defined by their displacement but by their resilience and aspirations. Countless refugees have overcome tremendous obstacles to rebuild their lives and make significant contributions in various fields, including education, healthcare, science, art, and entrepreneurship. Their stories of strength and determination inspire others to stand in solidarity and create an environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity.

While Global Refugee Day offers an occasion to reflect and take action, the challenges faced by refugees extend beyond a single day. It demands sustained commitment and collaboration from governments, civil society organizations, and individuals worldwide. By joining forces and addressing the root causes of displacement, supporting refugees in their journey towards self-reliance, and promoting policies that protect their rights, we can create a more compassionate and just world for all.

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On this Global Refugee Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to standing with refugees, amplifying their voices, and working towards a future where forced displacement becomes a distant memory. Together, we can build a world that embraces the inherent dignity and potential of every human being, regardless of their background or circumstance.

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In conclusion, Global Refugee Day serves as a poignant reminder that behind the statistics and numbers, there are real people, with hopes, dreams, and stories to share. It is a day to acknowledge the immense resilience and strength demonstrated by refugees worldwide, as they navigate unimaginable challenges in search of safety and a better future. By recognizing their contributions, advocating for their rights, and working towards inclusive solutions, we can create a world where compassion triumphs over adversity, and where every individual, regardless of their origin, finds a place to call home.

Global Refugee Day is a call to action for us all to stand together, united in our commitment to build a more compassionate and inclusive world for refugees and for future generations.

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Bangladesh-Qatar Strengthen Ties with 10 Cooperation Deals

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Bangladesh and Qatar signed 10 cooperation documents on Tuesday, including five agreements and five MoUs, aimed at strengthening ties and elevating relations to new heights.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani witnessed the signing of the documents.

The five agreements cover cooperation in the legal field, promotion and protection of mutual investments, avoidance of double taxation, maritime transport, and the establishment of a Joint Business Council (JBC) between FBCCI & QCCI.

The five MoUs include cooperation in sports and youth, manpower employment (Labour), diplomatic training, education, higher education, scientific research, and between Qatar Ports management Company “MAWANI QATAR” and Chittagong Ports Authority.

Earlier in the morning, PM Hasina warmly welcomed and received Emir Sheikh Tamim at her office.

They had a tête-à-tête meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, followed by a bilateral meeting.

After signing the visitors’ book, the emir headed for Bangabhaban where the president received him.

A high-level Qatari delegation led by Qatar’s emir is on a state visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of the president and the prime minister.

During the ceremony, a road and a park in Dhaka were named after Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

The park, constructed in Kalshi area of Mirpur under Dhaka North City Corporation, and the road from Mirpur ECB point to Kalsi Fly Over were named after Emir of Qatar.

Now, the road and park are known as Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Avenue and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Park.

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FBCCI Pushes for SME Participation in Global Trade Fairs

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The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) is urging for greater involvement of marginal, small, and medium enterprises in international trade fairs. This initiative aims to spotlight Bangladesh’s promising products on the global market.

FBCCI President Mahbubul Alam made the call during the first meeting of the organisation’s Standing Committee on National and International Trade Fairs and Foreign Delegations. He emphasised the need to provide marginal, small, and medium enterprises with the space and resources to effectively display their products at these events.

“The participation of marginal, small, and medium enterprises is crucial at both national and international levels,” Mahbubul Alam said. “This will allow us to export Bangladesh’s promising products and open new markets.”

The FBCCI president informed that his organisation is actively discussing and collaborating with the government to make this a reality. He also proposed organising roadshows in neighbouring countries and Europe to revive the country’s handicraft industry and increase export opportunities for these products.

Standing Committee Chairman Nuruzzaman echoed Mahbubul Alam’s sentiments, highlighting Bangladesh’s vast potential and young population. “We need to move beyond the garment sector and focus on product diversification and market creation,” Nuruzzaman said.

Achieving this, he acknowledged, will require close collaboration with the Export Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority.

FBCCI Senior Vice President Md Amin Helaly pledged the organisation’s support in facilitating increased exports through participation in foreign trade fairs. He stressed, however, the importance of raising awareness among Bangladeshis about the country’s diverse and promising products.

The meeting concluded with an open discussion where participants expressed keen interest in organising and participating in various sectoral fairs, both domestically and internationally, under the FBCCI’s umbrella.

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Ambassador Imran: Legal Remittance Key to Bangladesh’s Growth

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Bangladesh’s Ambassador to the United States (US), Muhammad Imran, has urged Bangladeshi expatriates to send remittances through legal channels to further strengthen the country’s economy. He also encouraged them to showcase the country’s success stories to enhance its image abroad.

Speaking as the chief guest at the Customers’ Gathering and SECI App Campaign of Sonali Exchange at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Friday evening, Ambassador Imran emphasized the importance of sending remittances legally.

The event, jointly organized by the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC and Sonali Exchange, a subsidiary company of Sonali Bank, aimed to raise awareness about sending remittances to Bangladesh through legal channels.

Sonali Bank’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director, Md. Afzal Karim, attended the event as a special guest, while Devasree Mitra, CEO of Sonali Exchange Company Incorporation, USA, delivered the welcome address.

Ambassador Imran highlighted Bangladesh’s significant progress across all sectors over the past decade and a half under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He emphasized the positive achievements and changes that have occurred in the country during this period.

Imran stressed the importance of sharing Bangladesh’s success stories globally, believing that doing so would elevate the country’s stature on the international stage. He noted Bangladesh’s victorious history, achieved through the Liberation War under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu’s vision of establishing “Sonar Bangla” (Golden Bengal) free from hunger and poverty remains a driving force for the nation, Imran stated, expressing confidence that Bangladesh is steadily progressing towards this goal.

The event saw participation from a large number of expatriate Bangladeshis residing in Washington DC and its neighboring states. Counsellor and Head of Chancery Shamima Yeasmin Smrite conducted the proceedings.

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