As you are aware, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has granted the Bangladesh Parliament and by extension the Bangladesh nation as a whole, the honour and privilege to host the 136th IPU Assembly and its related meetings, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 01-05 April, 2017. The IPU is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue for peace, development, and co-operation among peoples, and for the safeguard of representative democracy.
We, in Bangladesh, subscribe to these values. That is why Bangladesh’s hosting of the 136th IPU Assembly is a momentous milestone in our nation’s history. Our nation has a rich culture of welcoming and accommodating visitors from other countries, dating back to the period of the struggle for independence by many south african countries. We have since then maintained an open door policy for our visitors.
Therefore, on behalf of the people of Bangladesh, the Government and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to seize this opportunity to invite you and your partners to travel to Bangladesh for the 136th IPU Assembly, as well as take full advantage of this occasion to sample Bangladesh’s fabulous tourist attractions.