Conservative Friends of Bangladesh

12th June 2019

On Monday, St Albans MP Anne Main chaired the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFoB) AGM in parliament. The CFoB have been running since 2005 and works to build closer relations between British Bangladeshis and the Conservative party through political activism and humanitarian support.

Almost 100 CFoB members from across the country travelled down to London to attend the meeting in one of the committee rooms in the House of Commons. Mrs Main welcomed members who had travelled from as far as Hull and Manchester to join other CFoB group members in Parliament.

Conservative leadership candidate and supporter of CFoB, Dominic Raab MP gave a speech and took questions from the members. The Esher and Walton MP spoke about the enhanced opportunities for the UK and Bangladesh after we leave the European Union. He also talked about the importance of community engagement and enterprise, two important characteristics for many British Bangladeshis.

Anne Main, president of the CFoB said, “I continue to be so proud of the good work CFoB are doing across the country. We continue to grow, and we are building up networks of activists right across the UK.

“CFoB are planning on visiting Bangladesh again this September. Like last time, I hope our visit can make a real difference to the people and groups we meet out there. We hope to visit schools, hospitals and community groups that need more help and support. We also want to focus on the issue of plastic waste and climate change while we are there too. 

“As a group CFoB strengthens relations between our two countries and that can only be a good thing as we look to the future.” 

Conservative Friends of Bangladesh
Conservative Friends of Bangladesh
Conservative Friends of Bangladesh

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