Gowher Rizvi, international affair advisor to the Bangladeshi prime minister, speaks at the launching ceremony for magazine "The Belt and Road" in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 20, 2019. The Center for East Asia Foundation, a non-profit and non-political independent study circle, launched magazine "The Belt and Road" in Bangladesh, highlighting the great vision of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
DHAKA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Centre for East Asia Foundation (CEAF), a non-profit and non-political independent study circle, launched a magazine "The Belt and Road" on Saturday in Bangladesh, highlighting the great vision of The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Gowher Rizvi, adviser to the Bangladesh premier on International Affairs, attended the program as chief guest.
"Bangladesh welcomed China's Belt and Road Initiative as it fits Bangladesh's national priorities. Bangladesh is proud to be part of this initiative," he said while addressing a launching ceremony.
The launching ceremony was held at the auditorium of Institute of Modern Languages at Dhaka University. Along with the publication, a website dedicated to The Belt and Road Initiative was also launched.
The publication will have Bengali and English section to cater to wider audience, said the CEAF in a statement.
The ceremony was also attended by diplomats, academies, former military and civil bureaucrats, ambassadors and members from different print and electronic media.
Nasim Mahmmud, executive director of the CEAF, said the BRI, proposed by China in 2013, is a novel initiative for the world with many positive spillovers in terms of trade, social and cultural integration for over 4 billion people.