Bangladesh Consul General proposes to declare Eid Holidays in Albany


Ms. Sadia Faizunnesa, Consul General of Bangladesh in New York called on 27 July 2018 Ms. Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany, New York at her Office (City Hall, Albany City). Mayor Sheehan warmly welcomed and congratulated Ms. Faizunnesa for assuming the post of Consul General of Bangladesh in New York.

Consul General Ms. Faizunnesa thanked the Mayor for extending continuous support to the Bangladeshi-American community living in Albany, the New York State’s Capital City.

Given the growing number of American-Bangladeshi in Albany City, Consul General proposed the Mayor to declare Eid holidays in the academic institutions on the occasion of the Muslims greatest celebrations like New York City. She has also requested for a Community Center for Bangladeshi-American. Mayor mentioned that she would positively consider Consul General’s proposal.

Mayor expressed her satisfaction for the activities of Bangladeshi-American and she expressed her desire to promote an expatriate friendly environment in her city. The Consul General assured the Mayor of all possible assistance for the welfare of the Bangladeshi-American communty and invited her to visit Bangladesh.

Ms. Chowdhury Sultana Perveen, Counsellor and Head of Chancery was present during the meeting.


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