US envoy visits Rajshahi, inaugurates new American Corner

-    A Monitor Desk Report  Date: 19 September, 2023
US envoy visits Rajshahi, inaugurates new American Corner
US Ambassador to BD Peter Haas poses with a group of students during an inauguration ceremony of a new American Corner in Rajshahi on September 18

Dhaka: US Ambassador Peter Haas on September 18 visited Rajshahi and inaugurated a new branch of the American Corner.

He inaugurated the American Corner at the newly built campus of Varendra University in Chandrima area of the city's bypass road.

Speaking on the occasion, Haas said the inauguration ceremony was a testament to the strong collaboration between the American embassy and its local partners. 

US exchange alumni, government officials, teachers, students, and members of the local community attended the inauguration ceremony.

American Corner is a joint initiative of the US Embassy and Varendra University aiming to foster knowledge exchange, and promote relations among people of the two countries.

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The American Corner provides access to resources including books and online databases, which helps students, researchers, and enthusiasts to expand their knowledge and collaborate on projects of educational and social development.

He also joined a programme, "Tea with Peter Haas", where he talked and answered some questions from the university's students, reports cited, adding, the programme will be posted later on social media.

Haas also visited the historic Royal Palace of Puthia.

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