Dhaka, Bangkok have scopes to enhance collaboration on trade, tourism, healthcare, education

A glimpse of the reception programme.Courtesy

Stakeholders see a bright prospect of cooperation in relations between Bangladesh and Thailand as Ahsanul Islam Titu, a business graduate from a Thai university, has been appointed state minister for commerce.

The optimism was expressed when the Assumption University Alumni Association of Bangladesh (AUAAB) hosted a reception in the honor of Ahsanul Islam Titu, a distinguished alumnus, at Sheraton Dhaka on Wednesday, read a press release.

Expressing confidence in the state minister’s capabilities, Thai ambassador to Bangladesh Makawadee Sumitmor said, "I can see a bright future in terms of Thailand-Bangladesh relations. The newly-appointed state minister will play a crucial role in supporting and strengthening collaboration between the two countries. The Royal Thai Embassy stands in support."

AUAAB, dedicated to fostering connections among ABAC graduates, serves as a dynamic platform for career counseling and strategic partnerships in various sectors. It is also committed to collaborating with the Thai embassy in promoting bilateral relations in the areas of education, trade, hospitality, tourism, and healthcare.

AUAAB President Sayeed Hassan reflected on Titu's journey and said, “We believe in his knowledge and skills, he will make extensive contributions to the country’s economy. I wish him all the success."

An ABAC magna cum laude graduate with a BBA and an MBA from Pittsburg State University, Mr. Titu is a former Managing Director at Mona Financial Consultancy and Securities Limited and President of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, and founding President of the DSE Brokers Association of Bangladesh.

Blessed with a wealth of experience, Titu, in his new role as the new state minister of commerce, has been entrusted with the crucial task of managing escalating commodity prices.

Expressing gratitude, he stated, "ABAC means a lot to me. One thing ABAC really taught us is the importance of honesty and integrity. These lessons are the reason behind whatever I am today."

AUAAB vice president Ariya Islam Aree, its general secretary Zara Jabeen Mahbub and treasurer Munazzir Shehmat Karim were also present at the reception.