Senior Reporter: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has inaugurated an e-passport program in Athens, Greece.
He inaugurated it on Monday, according to a press release sent by senior Home Ministry public relations officer Sharif Mahmud Apur.
“As per the promise of the Prime Minister, the e-passport has been handed over to the public in the year of Mujib,” the minister said.
He said e-passports are now being issued from all passport offices in Bangladesh. So far, 10 lakh 72 thousand ‘e-passports’ have been issued.
According to the notification, the Home Minister inaugurated the ‘e-passport’ program in Berlin, Germany on September 5 as the first foreign mission.
The Home Minister handed over a mobile unit with e-passport application equipment to the Ambassador so that expatriates living far from Athens in Greece could easily apply for a passport.
After the inauguration, the Minister exchanged views with the expatriate Bangladeshis.
Major General Ayub Chowdhury, Director General of the Passport and Immigration Department, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Greece Masud Ahmed, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Abdullah Al Masud Chowdhury was present.