FUNKE OSAE-BROWN, Abuja
Nigeria and Bangladesh are to sign Cultural Relation Agreement the High Commissioner of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Nigeria, Md. Shameem Ahsan has said.
Mr Ahsan made this known on Saturday at the ongoing International Arts and Crafts Expo taking place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
“We are going to hold on the 26th of November, 2019 in this hall the Nigerian/Bangladesh Day. We hope to sign cultural relations agreement in the near future, he said.
He also said he considers INAC Expo a very good initiative in this regard.
“I am impressed to see these number of guests to grace this programme. We have put up a pavilion for the second time. Our pavilion is all about our arts and culture in a limited way. It is for you to have a glimpse of our country.
I believe that arts and culture is a very powerful to connect the peoples of the world,” he added.
Otunba Segun Runsewe, director general, National Council for Arts and Culture, and convener, INAC 2019, said Nigeria is setting up a friendship club with a flags exchange between the two countries on the 26th of November.
“With cultural relations we can celebrate the peace between different countries. The country that gained independence in 1971, Bangladesh has shown great diplomatic relations with other country. Considering the role the ambassador has played in the smooth running between Nigeria and his country,” he said.
Also, Mr Md. Naoshad Hossain, Team Leader, Deputy Secretary Cultural Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, explained that his country was deliberate in curating they some of its best cultural offerings for INAC 2019.
“Our pavilion showcases our rich culture. We have come with a package of arts and Crafts to demonstrate the richness of our cultural heritage,” he observed.