The request was made on Monday night at a function, named after “Ambassadors Night”, held at the State Guest House “Padma” where Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Charge d’affaires of 17 countries, stationed in Bangladesh, were present on the event.”
Mentioning the importance of coordinated efforts to face the new challenges and threats of digital transformation across the globe and the importance of arranging Digital World 2017, State Mister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam MP said, “The Digital World is one such platform where a Ministerial Conference is being planned to bring countries together to discuss avenues of cooperation and address challenges in a concentrated manner.”
Minister of State for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP while stating the achievement done by Bangladesh towards the materialization of Digital Bangladesh informed the top diplomats that “In Digital World 2017, we will showcase our capacity and achievements in all those areas which are being considered as pillars of Digital Bangladesh.”
Urging the support he said, ‘I cordially invite you to the event to have a glimpse of Digital Bangladesh. I also encourage participation of tech-companies from your respective countries in this mega event.’
Taking part in the open discussion, the top-level foreign diplomats highly praised Bangladesh’s enormous success in ICT sectors within a short span of time under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and expressed their countries keen interest to participate in the coming Digital World 2017. Some of them also applaud the Bangladeshi ICT farms as they crossed the boundary of their own and doing better in the abroad. They expressed their eagerness to invest in Bangladesh’s very prospective ICT sector as government is prioritizing this sector.
They also assured Bangladesh of extending all out support for ensuring participation of the ministers concerned and IT personnel and farms of their respective countries in the upcoming Digital World 2017.
The diplomats including the Ambassador of Norway Sidsel Bleken, Ambassador of Bhutan Sonam Tobden Rabgye, Ambassador of Philippines Vicente Vivenco T. Bandillo, Ambassador of Republic of Korea AHN Seong-doo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Md Shahidul Haque, secretary of ICT Division Subir Kishore Chowdhury, US Charge d’ affairs (CDA) Eduardo Garcia, Charge d’ affairs of delegation of the European Union Konstantinos Vardakis, Deputy Head of Mission of the Netherlands Jeroen Steeghs, Policy Adviser of A2i of Prime Minister’s Office Anir Chowdhury, President of BASIS Mostafa Jabbar spoke at the function. Top officials from ministry of Foreign Affairs and ICT Division and industry leader were present on the occasion.
“Digital World-2017”, a four-day event, is the biggest ever ICT exposition of Bangladesh, would begin in the capital on December with the participation of high- profile tech personalities from home and abroad, renowned IT firms, different public service providing ministries, division, offices of the government of Bangladesh.