A symposium titled ‘Bangladesh and Nordic Countries: Prognosis for Partnership’ began at Six Seasons Hotel in the city on Saturday morning.
Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen, Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken and Swedish Ambassador to Charlotta Schlyter are the speakers of the symposium which began at 10:30 am.
Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, is chairing and conducting the symposium.
Cosmos Foundation Chairman Enayetullah Khan delivered the welcome remarks.
Cosmos Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cosmos Group, is hosting the symposium as part of Cosmos Dialogue Ambassadors’ Lecture Series.
Foreign affairs experts and senior journalists are attending the event.
The five Nordic countries- Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – all recognised Bangladesh on the same day – February 4, 1972.
This early and decisive move to come out and endorse the nascent state spoke to the support for Bangladesh’s independence across the region in Northern Europe that these countries occupy.