Bangladesh Minority Lawyer's Association [BMLA] in a meeting of its Executive Committee on Sunday expressed its gratitude to the government and people of Israel for sending relief offer to Bangladesh in helping the cyclone affected people in the country.
BMLA, which also made amendments in its title now shall be known as Bangladesh Non-Muslim Lawyer's Association [BMLA].
Advocate Cyril Sikder, President of BMLA and its Secretary General Advocate Samarendra Nath Goswami issued a press release stating that Bangladesh should not only accept the Israeli offer for relief but also should establish relations between Dhaka and Jerusalem in order to open the new vista of cooperation between the nations.
BMLA mentioned Israel's recognition of Bangladesh as one of the first four countries right after the independence in 1971.
It may be mentioned here that, Bangladesh Non-Muslim Lawyer's Association [BMLA] has been supporting establishment of Dhaka-Jerusalem diplomatic ties since 2005. It has made Dr. Richard L Benkin and Weekly Blitz editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury as advisors of the organization.