BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday hosted an iftar party in honour of foreign diplomats and mission chiefs of international agencies in Dhaka.
Ambassadors, high commissioners, mission chiefs, charge d' affaires and other envoys from 37 countries attended the iftar.
Before the iftar, Khaleda, also a former Prime Minister, exchanged pleasantries with the guests at the party at a city hotel. It was followed by dinner.
The BNP chief took iftar flanked by Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of State of Palestine in Dhaka Shaher Mohammad, US Ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, British High Commissioner Robert Gibson, EU Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon, Russian Ambassador Alexander A Nikolaev, Chinese Ambassador Ma Mingqiang, Korean
Ambassador Lee Yun-young, Canadian High Commissioner Benoit-Pierre Larame, French Ambassador Shopie Auberet, Danish Ambassador Hanne Fugl Eskjær and Saudi Embassy Charge d' affaires Khalid Sultan Al Otbaibi.
Senior BNP leaders, including Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, Reaz Rahman, Sabihuddin Ahmed, Mir Nasir, Inam Ahmed and Abdul Awal Mintoo; Asaduzzaman Ripon, Maruf Kamal Khan, Dr Emajuddin Ahmed, Prof Mahbub Ullah, Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, Prof Dilara Chowdhury, Dr Shahdeen Malik, journalist Mahfuz Ullah, Prof Asif Nazrul and Advocate Elina Khan were, among others, present.
A munajat was offered before the iftar seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country and the welfare of its people.
It was the fourth and last iftar party hosted by the BNP chief. Earlier, she hosted iftar parties for orphans and Islamic Scholars, politicians and professionals and noted citizens.