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Switzerland Corner opens at Bangladesh National Museum

| Updated: October 17, 2021 14:14:40

Switzerland Corner opens at Bangladesh National Museum

Switzerland Corner was launched at the World Civilization Gallery of the Bangladesh National Museum in the city on Saturday.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid attended the ceremony as the chief guest and inaugurated the redesigned exhibition corner while Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Ms Nathalie Chuard and other distinguished guests were present.

Welcoming the guests, Ambassador Chuard said the Swiss Corner at the National Museum is a milestone of Switzerland's growing ties with Bangladesh and she invited everyone to visit it with family and friends to learn more about her country.

KM Khalid in his speech highlighted the importance of further enhancing bilateral relations and also expanding cooperation in the areas of art and culture.

The Switzerland Corner features more than 100 Swiss artifacts and multimedia displays.

This permanent exhibition, accessible to all museum visitors, provides a great opportunity to learn not only about the country's longstanding and broad-ranging partnership with Bangladesh but also about Switzerland's values and unique characteristics, said a spokesperson of the Swiss Embassy in Dhaka. Switzerland is a dynamic and prosperous country, thriving on innovation and its rich cultural heritage, playing an active role in global affairs, committed to sustainable development, he added.

The corner has been launched at a time when Switzerland and Bangladesh are gearing towards celebrating the 50th anniversary of their bilateral relations next year.

Over the past five decades, the relationship between the two countries has expanded manifold in the fields of humanitarian and development cooperation, economic and political relations as well as cultural exchanges.

Government officials, international partners, eminent cultural actors and members of the civil society and media of Bangladesh also attended the event, maintaining health protocols.

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