Bilateral cooperation meeting held at DIU
To strengthen strategic collaboration between Daffodil Family and Finnish counterpart, a discussion meeting held at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil International University (DIU) yesterday.
Nina Karki, Project Assistant, Unit for South Asia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Birgit Nevala, Programme Director and Patrik Bredbacka, Programme officer of Finnpartnership took part in the meeting on behalf of Finnish counterpart. On the other hand, Dr Md Sabur Khan, Chairman of Daffodil Family, Prof Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice-Chancellor of DIU, Prof Dr SM Mahbub Ul Majumder, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Engineer AKM Fazlul Haque, Registrar, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, CEO of Daffodil Family and Iqbal Sharif, Director, Bangladesh Finland Chamber of Commerce and Industries were present on behalf of Daffodil Family. Beside this Prof Dr Fokhrey Hossain, Director, International Affairs of DIU, deans of the faculties and many high officials of DIU also present at the meeting.
Nafees Imtiaz Islam, Deputy Director (Research and IQAC) given a brief presentation focusing on the activities of Daffodil Family and its attempts to explore cooperation areas like health management, environment, ICT, entrepreneurship. The delegates have discussed on socio-economic development of Bangladesh through education, trainings and services by following Nordic countries as models.
Birgit Nevala said that Bangladesh is a beautiful country and its people are also beautiful minded as well as energetic and hard working which helped rapid growing of the county's economy. In the mean time she expressed her hope that Finland has lots of opportunity to invest here.
Sabur Khan said to this speech that the main asset of this country is its huge population. Bangladesh is not a poor county but poorly managed country. So Bangladesh needs proper manager like Finland. In the meantime he argued to the Finnish delegates to invest in Bangladesh.