1405Published on February 6, 2019
On 6th February 2019, the visiting Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and renowned Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie made a visit to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road 32, Dhaka. She was briefed about the history of the Father of the Nation and given the tour of the museum by the grandson of the Father of the Nation and Trustee of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Memorial Trust Mr. Radwan Mujib Siddiq.
CEO of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Memorial Trust Mashoora Hossain, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Maritime Affairs Unit (MAU) Rear Admiral (Retd.) M Khurshed Alam, officials of the UNHCR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also present. Following the visit, the Special Envoy also wrote a message in the visitors' book of the museum.
Angelina Jolie came to Bangladesh on a special visit to the camps in Cox's Bazar for the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Rakhine, Myanmar currently sheltered by Bangladesh. Yesterday, in a statement, she urged the world to keep up the pressure on Myanmar to guarantee the rights, dignity and safe return of the Rohingyas and stand beside Bangladesh, which she commented cannot bear this pressure alone.
On the visitor's book at the museum, she wrote I am deeply moved to be in the very special house.
She also stated that she is humbled and inspired while she found the museum adorned very well.