British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake. Photo: Collected
Sylhet Office : British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake has said Bangladesh is important to the United Kingdom because of Sylhet.
“The existing friendly relations between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh have been more excellent due to the expatriates from Sylhet,” said the envoy.
The British High Commissioner came up with the remarks while exchanging Ramadan greetings with locals at a city hotel followed by an Iftar arranged in honor of prominent persons on Tuesday.
As people from Sylhet contribute to the British economy, the UK also has a unique contribution to the economy of Bangladesh, said Alison Blake.
“Bangladesh’s relations with the United Kingdom are much better these days due to Sylhet,” she added.
While greeting everyone on the occasion of Ramadan, she said an Iftar mahfil gives an opportunity to families and society to sit together.
Blake announced that the own building of the British Council in the city will be opened soon.
Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, former Mayor and Metropolitan Awami League President Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran and Divisional Commissioner of Sylhet were, among others, present at the programme.