Bangladesh is now safe to travel : FM

- A Monitor Report 16 Apr, 2018  |    -      +
Dhaka : Bangladesh Minister for Foreign Affairs A.H. Mahmood Ali has recently said that Bangladesh is now "quite safe" for foreigners to move around, assuring the diplomats who have restricted their movement inside the country since the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, 2016.

While opening photo exhibition at German embassy, the Foreign Minister said "We had brought it very much under control. After that nothing of that sort happened (in nearly two years)."

The embassy hosted an exhibition of photos clicked by the Dhaka-based diplomats when they travel across Bangladesh.

This is the second edition of such show, but the German Ambassador Thomas Prinz said they could not send any photo in the exhibition as expected because the terrorist attack restricted diplomats' movement, thus reducing their chances of taking photos.

"We can contribute to change perceptions," he said, highlighting the objective of the exhibition.

"Bangladesh is a beautiful -A Monitor Report

Dhaka : Bangladesh Minister for Foreign Affairs A.H. Mahmood Ali has recently said that Bangladesh is now "quite safe" for foreigners to move around, assuring the diplomats who have restricted their movement inside the country since the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, 2016.

While opening photo exhibition at German embassy, the Foreign Minister said "We had brought it very much under control. After that nothing of that sort happened (in nearly two years)."

The embassy hosted an exhibition of photos clicked by the Dhaka-based diplomats when they travel across Bangladesh.

This is the second edition of such show, but the German Ambassador Thomas Prinz said they could not send any photo in the exhibition as expected because the terrorist attack restricted diplomats' movement, thus reducing their chances of taking photos.

"We can contribute to change perceptions," he said, highlighting the objective of the exhibition.

"Bangladesh is a beautiful country with welcoming people. But unfortunately, not too many tourists come to Bangladesh," he said, adding that journalists portray the negative of the country.

"With our photos, we want to contribute to a more balanced image of Bangladesh," he said.

The foreign minister thanked them for the exhibition and said this is "especially important because with this we see Bangladesh through the eyes of our foreign friends who are working in Bangladesh".

"Nowadays if you move around, go around, its quite safe [in Bangladesh] and things are well under control," he assured them.

"Now we are living in an age when almost every country is having this kind of problem [terrorism]."

The photos presented Bangladesh's modern city life to natural beauties to living conditions in villages.

Ambassadors of Germany, Norway, and Sweden, diplomats and staff from British High Commission, Switzerland, Netherlands, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, and UN agencies are among those who clicked those photos.

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