Desk Report: A book on diplomacy titled “Diplomacy in Obscurity: A Memoir” authored by former Foreign Secretary Ambassador Hemayet Uddin and published by University Press Limited was formally launched at the Gregorian Alumni Club Limited (GACL).
The launching ceremony was set up by former students of St Gregory’s High School in Gulshan in the capital, on Christmas Day.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of prominent citizens from a cross-section of the city’s social elite comprising diplomats, entrepreneurs and leading businessmen, educationists and academics, senior retired civil bureaucrats and defence officials, strategic analysts, media personalities and youths.
The book launch was highlighted by the evaluation of four eminent diplomats and scholars namely, ambassador Dr Afsarul Qader, ambassador Farooq Sobhan, Professor Amena Mohsin (DU) and Professor Shahab Enam Khan(JNU
Among those present also included minister for planning MA Mannan, minister for overseas employment Imran Ahmed, Prime Minister’s adviser on international relations Dr Gowher Rizvi, chairman of the Communist Party of Bangladesh Mujahidul Islam Selim, former sate minister for foreign affairs, Abul Hossain Chowdhury and former governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, who came in their capacity of being school and university alumnus and colleagues in government service.
Shahidullah Azim, founder president of the Gregorian Alumni Club and vice president of BGMEA, in his introductory address welcomed the distinguished gathering.