On October 8, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen officially launched the seven-day Malaysian food festival 2022 at the Sky ballroom of the Le Meridien Dhaka, organised by the Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI).
Imran Ahmad, the Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, attended the event as the Special Guest, while Haznah Md Hashim, the High Commissioner of Malaysia, attended as the Guest of Honor.
The Foreign Minister congratulated the BMCCI for organising the festival in his remarks. He believes that by holding such programmes, the already positive connections between Malaysia and Bangladesh would deepen and bring greater benefits.
The foreign minister also expressed gratitude to Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqub and the government for consistently supporting Bangladesh in international fora and, more recently, for their disappointment with the UN Security Council’s role in resolving the ongoing political and Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
He claimed that, like a genuine friend, Malaysia always supports Bangladesh when it is in need.
The Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment emphasised how crucial it is for Bangladeshis to become acquainted to a foreign culture before travelling there. The goal of this Malaysian Food Festival is to introduce Bangladeshis to Malaysian cuisine and culture.
Haznah Md Hashim, the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Bangladesh, congratulated BMCCI for organising this spectacular festival exhibiting Malaysian cuisine and pledged that as a close ally in trade and commerce as well as a brotherly nation, Malaysia will continue to help Bangladesh.
The event’s purpose was explained by BMCCI President Syed Almas Kabir as he welcomed the guests and presided over the programme in the beginning.
He expressed confidence that Bangladeshis will be familiar with Malaysian cuisine and that this event will elevate relations between the two nations to a new level.
The cuisine festival will continue until October 14 at Latest Recipe, the hotel’s flagship restaurant.
A live cultural performance reflecting Malaysian history will follow a broad selection of Malaysian specialties that have been selected by Malaysian Masterchef Ahmad Khairul bin Ismail over the festival’s weeklong run.