Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and Bangladesh Foundation for Regional Studies (BFRS) jointly organized an International Seminar on ‘Bangladesh’s Indo-Pacific Outlook: Opportunities and Way Forward’ on 2nd September 2023. H. E. Dr A K Abdul Momen, MP, Honourable Foreign Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The inaugural session was kicked off with the welcome speech of the Chairman of BIISS, Ambassador A F M Gousal Azam Sarker. It was followed by the keynote address of Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He explained the goals and objectives of the country’s Indo-Pacific Outlook and said that Bangladesh cannot afford to pursue a divisive or exclusionary approach to the Indo-Pacific as we strive towards collective resilience and prosperity in tandem with their own development trajectory. Afterwards, Honourable State Minister for Foreign Affairs, H. E. Md Shahriar Alam addressed the august gatherings as the Special Guest of the seminar. He said Bangladesh believes that cooperation and collaboration among countries in the Indo-Pacific region are essential for the shared prosperity of all. Two working sessions were organized after the inaugural session. A diverse group of experts from home and abroad discussed Bangladesh’s Indo-Pacific Outlook. Distinguished experts from all around the world, including Japan, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, and the USA participated in this conference. Mr. Nur Ahmed, Research Officer, represented BIMRAD in this distinguished program.