Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNB) – Five State Senators from the New York City begins their weeklong “familiarisation tour” here on Sunday.
Led by Senator Luis Sepulveda, the delegation comprises of five State Senators and three staff members who will meet high level dignitaries.
They will also travel to Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar during their stay to see for themselves the remarkable development taking place in the country.
These Senators provide “big support and cooperation” to the Bangladeshi diasporas in New York in various matters and various ways.
The delegation, scheduled to arrive in the morning, will leave Bangladesh on October 26, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ministry has organised some other programmes for the eight-member delegation and at their request is only providing local hospitality.
A few Bangladeshi-Americans may visit Bangladesh at the same time in absolutely personal capacities.
They are not part of the State Senators’ delegations or the arrangements made by the Bangladesh government.
During the last visit of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen to New York, Senator Luis Sepulveda met him and expressed his keen interest to visit Bangladesh, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
At that meeting, Senator Luis mentioned that as he has been working for the Bangladesh community in New York for a long time and wished to continue his engagement in a more fruitful and constructive manner and he would travel to Bangladesh very soon.
He was happy to note that Bangladesh under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has attained unprecedented development and is changing the lives of millions of its people and thanked the Bangladesh community for being making similar contributions to the US economy through hard work and dedication.