Turkish Ambassador visits CUET campus

Turkish Ambassador in Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan has said, “Bilateral relations between Turkey and Bangladesh are very good.  Economically, the two countries are moving forward. 

Bangladesh's GDP and human income have increased a lot. Turkish investment in Bangladesh has also increased.” 

He said this at a views-exchange meeting with the deans, directors and department heads of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) on Sunday.  

Consul General of Turkey in Chittagong Salahuddin Qasim Khan and CUET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Alam were special guests at the meeting.  A documentary on CUET was presented at the beginning of the programme.

Referring to CUET as a prestigious university in the field of engineering and technology education in Bangladesh, Mustafa Osman Turan said that in the current reality, innovation is an important issue for teachers and students in the university.  Skills development in the private sector is very important. Technological skills will take the new generation much further. “We are interested in academic exchanges, research programs and academic collaborations at the university level in both countries. 

Similarly, CUET hopes to increase mutual exchange through a memorandum of understanding with Turkish higher education institutions,” he said. 

Qasim Khan said that Turkey is working as a development partner of Bangladesh.  Turkey is interested in academic collaboration between the two countries. AK Khan Foundation is continuing its support activities in the field of education in the country.  CUET students are consistently signing success in various competitions in the international arena.  

Prof Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Alam said, “CUET relations with Turkey are old.  In 2014, the then Ambassador of Turkey visited the CUET campus.  Bangladesh's relations with Turkey have reached a unique level.  We are hopeful of launching a bilateral teacher-student exchange and joint research program with Turkey.”