It is indeed a great pleasure and privilege to extend my heartiest greetings to all of you as the current President of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Parliament and Democracy have become synonymous since the inception of establishment of People’s inalienable right to adult franchise.

Bangladesh which came into being for establishing People’s right to choose a Parliament and it was a historic occasion in 70s when the largest political party of the country. Bangladesh Awami League won a landslide victory in the election led by the Father of the Nation Bangobandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He was the only Bengali born ever in the history who made an uncompromising standpoint that Parliament should be the hub of all activities of the nation. As we are guided by his daughter, the leader of the mass and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is also the leader of the House has also been making relentless struggle to establish People rights through a sovereign Parliament.

Nation across the world have also shown their commitment that despite some shortcomings, democracy is the best choice and a sovereign Parliament is the right option.

Inter Parliamentary Union is a forum where learned Parliamentarians can share their experience and enrich the knowledge level of the 21st Century lawmakers.

I hope the 136th Assembly of IPU will go a long way in realizing our cherished goal of achieving democracy, development and peace.

I am confident that the honorable delegates of the 136th IPU Assembly will shed light on the importance of democracy and Parliament through deliberations and interactions.

This dynamic website contains necessary information and available data on 136th Assembly of IPU. I hope it will meet your required information materials related to the smooth holding of the Assembly.

On behalf of my colleagues and fellow parliamentarians I welcome you all in this beautiful and historic city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Thank you and wish you all a happy stay and successful participation.