Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has formally inaugurated the country’s first-ever International fleet review in Cox’s Bazar.
She joined the fleet review after arriving at Inani on Wednesday morning.
The four-day IFR 2022 began with participation of navies and maritime organizations of 28 countries, including Bangladesh, on Tuesday.
The Bangladesh Navy organized the IFR on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of independence.
It is being celebrated with the motto “Friendship Beyond the Horizon.”
It is the first ever IFR in the country with participation of nations including the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and the Netherlands.
The IFR 2022 serves as an ideal platform for world navies to showcase their prowess, naval diplomacy, goodwill and cooperation in the international arena.
The navy headquarters expect that the IFR will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh in general, and the Bangladesh Navy in particular will interact with world navies in Bangladeshi waters, promote tourism and infrastructure development in the coastal areas of the country.
The broad schedule of the event includes inauguration followed by a beach parade, glimpses of special force’s activities at sea and fleet review.
Cultural events attended by foreign participants and an international food festival were also arranged to present the diversified culture and rich traditions of Bangladesh and the participating countries.