Ansar Ahmed Ullah
Contributing Editor, Shottobani
London: The Dhaka based ‘Centre for NRB’ organised a seminar on ‘NRB & UN peacekeeping: Opportunities and Challenges’ under their programme of World Conference Series 2017 Branding Bangladesh: Showcasing NRB RMG & UN Peacekeeping in New York on 18 September in the sideline of United Nations General Assembly.
Chaired by Mr. M S Shekil Chowdhury economist Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad presented Keynote paper. Lt. Gen Md. Mahfuzur Rahman PSO, AFD, Bangladesh Army, presented a paper on UN Peacekeeping. Among others Opposition Whip Mr. Salim Uddin Ahmed MP, Sr. Advisor of New York Mayor Ms. Sarah Sayeed, President of New York Chamber of Commerce Mr. Mark Jaffe, former UN permanent representative Dr. A K Abdul Momen, Economist Dr. Ahmed Al Kabir, BGMEA Sr. Vice President Mr. Faruk Hassan, Banker Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Banker Mr. S A Faruquee, Jamaica Muslim Centre Secretary Mr. Manjur Ahmed Chowdhury, Freedom Fighter Mr. Mukit Chowdhury, New York Businessman Mr. Fakrul Islam Delwar, Adv Qaiyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi American Police officer Mr. Humayun and New York Press Club President Mr. Abu Taher also spoke at the seminar. A paper on ‘UN Peacekeeping’ was also presented in the seminar written by IGP Mr. A K M Shahidul Haque.
Written messages of Hon’ble President Mr. Abdul Hamid, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and New York Mayor Mr. Bill de Blasio were read out in the seminar along with good wishes of New York Police Department (NYPD).