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Int’l Fleet Review kicks off in Cox’s Bazar Tuesday

UNB . Cox's Bazar
05 Dec 2022 14:28:09 | Update: 05 Dec 2022 16:41:20
Int’l Fleet Review kicks off in Cox’s Bazar Tuesday

A four-day International Fleet Review (IFR) 2022 with the participation of navies and maritime organisations from 28 countries, including Bangladesh, will begin at Inani in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Navy is organising the IFR on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of independence of the country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to formally inaugurate the IFR 2022 on Wednesday and review the fleet as the chief guest.

It will be the first-ever IFR in the country with the participation of countries, including the USA, the UK, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and the Netherlands.

According to the navy website, the IFR 2022 will serve as an ideal platform for the world’s navies to showcase their prowess, naval diplomacy, goodwill and cooperation in the international arena.

The navy headquarters expect that the International Fleet Review will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh in general and the Bangladesh Navy, in particular, to interact with world navies in Bangladeshi waters and promote tourism and infrastructure development in the coastal areas of the country.

The broad schedule of the events includes an inauguration followed by a beach parade, glimpses of special forces’ activities at sea and the fleet review.

Cultural events participated by foreign participants and International Food Festival will also be held there to showcase the diverse culture and rich traditions of Bangladesh and the participating countries.