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Expatriates urged to send remittances thru’ legal channels

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Published: 12:19, 21 April 2024  
Expatriates urged to send remittances thru’ legal channels

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Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States (US) Muhammad Imran has urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to send remittances through legal channels to further strengthen the country's economy.

He simultaneously called upon them to project the country's tremendous success stories to further brighten the country's image abroad.

The ambassador was 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, according to a press release received in Dhaka on Sunday.

Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC and Sonali Exchange, a subsidiary company of Sonali Bank, jointly organized the program to create awareness about sending remittances to Bangladesh through legal channels.

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

Imran mentioned that Bangladesh attained huge progress in all fields in the last one-and-a-half decades under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said during the period, many positive achievements and changes took place in the country.

The country will reach a unique height if we can share these success stories with everyone and spread those across the globe, he added.

Imran said Bangladesh is a victorious nation that earned independence through the Liberation War under the undisputed leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu had dreamt of establishing "Sonar Bangla" (Golden Bengal) free from hunger and poverty, and the country is not far away from achieving the goal, he said.

A large number of expatriate Bangladeshis living in Washington DC and its adjoining states joined the event. Counsellor and Head of Chancery Shamima Yeasmin Smrite conducted the function.