Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending the Oxford vaccine produced in India as a gift for Bangladesh.
“I’m thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift,” she said, adding that the procured vaccine will come soon from India as planned.
The PM said this while virtually addressing an international conference titled ‘Celebrating the 100 Years of the University of Dhaka: Reflections from the Alumni – International and National’ on the occasion of the university’s birth centenary.
She hoped that the vaccine that Bangladesh procured from India will arrive within January 25-26.
The PM informed that they have already planned how they will proceed with the vaccine. “We’ve taken all the steps to face the Covid-19 situation in the country,” she said.
Education Minister Dipu Moni addressed the opening ceremony as a special gust while prominent economist Rehman Sobhan presented the keynote speech, held at the university’s Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.
DU Pro-VC (Academic) ASM Maksud Kamal gave the vote of thanks while Pro-VC (Administration) Mohammad Samad read out the citation on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
It is part of a commitment made at the highest level — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — and as part of ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, said Indian High Commissioner Doraiswami.