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1st Independence Diplomatic Cup Tennis Tournament launched

UNB . Dhaka
03 Mar 2024 16:09:21 | Update: 03 Mar 2024 16:47:22
1st Independence Diplomatic Cup Tennis Tournament launched
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the "1st Independence Diplomatic Cup" Tennis Tournament-2024.

Diplomats from 13 embassies and international organizations in Dhaka, as well as teams from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are participating in the tournament to promote diplomatic kinship through the spirit of sportsmanship.

The participating teams are – Australia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, ADB, UN and Padma, Meghna, Jamuna (three from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen inaugurated the event on Saturday evening.

Country Director of ILO in Bangladesh Tuomo Poutiainen and Secretary (MAU) Rear Admiral (Retd) Md Khurshed Alam were present during the opening ceremony.

The tournament is scheduled to continue till March 10 at the Diplomats' Tennis Court of State Guest House-Meghna during 1600-2100 hrs.

The tournament will feature only doubles matches to showcase the athletic abilities and sportsmanship of diplomats representing their respective countries and organizations.

Participants will not only compete on the tennis court but will also engage in cultural exchanges, diplomatic discussions and experiencing Bangladeshi cuisines, creating an environment conducive to building connections.

The final match and the prize giving ceremony will be held on March 10 in the afternoon, MoFA said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warmly welcomes diplomats stationed in Bangladesh to support the teams and participate in this celebration of festivity and unity.