The University of Dhaka and Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua of Portugal virtually signed a cooperation agreement to establish academic links between the two institutions on 16 August 2022.
At a simple ceremony held simultaneously at the two institutions, Treasurer of Dhaka University, Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed in Dhaka and President of the Governing Board of Camões, I.P., Ambassador João Ribeiro de Almeida in Lisbon signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.
On the Lisbon side of the ceremony, Bangladesh Ambassador to Portugal Mr. Tarik Ahsan, Head of Department of Programming, Training and Certification of Camões Institute Mr. Rui Vicente de Azevedo and First Secretary of Bangladesh Embassy Mr. Abdullah Al Razi were also present. On the Dhaka side, Director of Institute of Modern Language (IML) Prof. Dr. A B M Razaul Karim Faquire and Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Mr. Ashiq Billah attended.
This cooperation protocol will focus on the promotion of Portuguese language teaching and the dissemination of the Portuguese language and culture in Bangladesh. Under the signed protocol Institute of Modern Language of University of Dhaka and Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua of Portugal will collaborate introducing Portuguese language courses and studies in Dhaka University, awarding scholarships to Portuguese language teachers and students, in the promotion of cultural and scientific activities etc.