Foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka are travelling to Sreemangal in Moulvibazar district for a recreational trip, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen is leading the 57-member diplomatic delegation, including 35 ambassadors and high commissioners and heads of seven UN organisations. The delegation reached Sreemangal around 2pm yesterday.
Most of the diplomats, some with their family members, travelled to Sreemangal by four buses from Dhaka and will return today after visiting various places of attraction such as Manipuri Palli, tea gardens and Lawachara National Park.
Upon arriving at Grand Sultan resort in Sreemangal, the delegation was given a warm welcome.
A foreign ministry official travelling with the delegation told The Daily Star that on the first day of the tour, the diplomats visited Jerin tea garden, Ispahani tea garden factory and observed tea processing. They also attended a cultural function in the evening.
He said the purpose of this visit is to inform Bangladesh's foreign friends more about the country, its rich culture and tourism potential.