World Peace Conference in Dhaka — Greek Participation

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On the occasion of 50 years of Independence and  as part of the ongoing celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Government of Bangladesh hosted a 2-day World Peace Conference on December 4 and 5 in Dhaka.

Inaugural Ceremony of the World Peace Conference in Dhaka

The Conference under the theme ‘Advancing Peace Through Social Inclusion’ was held with the objective to spread a peace message across the world and reaffirm the decision of the government of Bangladesh to become a model of peace, following the path shown by its founding Father.

“I believe that with the conference, it’ll be possible to spread Bangabandhu’s outstanding contributions to the establishment of global peace and the welfare of humanity massively across the globe,” said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announcing her decision to hold the World Peace Conference in Dhaka.

World-renowned peace activists, academicians and researchers, poets, singers and global civil figures were invited to attend this Conference and spoke and discussed four main themes:
1. Peace, Justice and Rights;
2. Peace through sustainable development and social well-being;
3. Peace through Interfaith Dialogue, Culture and Heritage; and
4. Peace and Emerging Global Trends.

The panel discussions were hosted by Foreign Service Academy of Bangladesh and were live broadcasted on the facebook page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President of ELINEPA Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. AK Abdul Momen and Speaker of Parliament Mrs. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

H.E. Md. Abdul Hamid, Hon’ble President of Bangladesh inaugurated the Conference on 4th December. H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh graced the closing ceremony of the Conference on 5th December.

Mr. Iraklis Tsavdaridis congratulates Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Mr. AK A. Momen on behalf of the World Peace Council

The Conference was attended by more than 100 delegates from 70 countries. Greece was represented by Indologist Professor and President of ELINEPA Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis, who gave a speech on the theme “Greece-Bangladesh in a Changing World” and the General Secretary and Executive Secretary of the World Peace Council Mr. Iraklis Tsavdaridis. From Cyprus participated Prof. Stelios Sophokli, President of the Cypriot Council for Peace, who condemned the continuing presence of Turkish occupation troops in Northern Cyprus.

Bengali classical dances with Rabindranath Tagore’s songs at the opening ceremony of the World Peace Conference in Dhaka

Cover Photo:
The World Peace Conference panelists with HE A K Abdul Momen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh in front of the historic bungalow where Bangabandhu started his office.

Bengali folk songs at the opening ceremony of the World Peace Conference in Dhaka

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