Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – A delegation of six young British Bangladeshi professionals will arrive in Dhaka Sunday on a five-day visit to strengthen the bonds between the expatriate communities living in Bangladesh the United Kingdom.

Among the delegation members are an author, a TV presenter, a former football player and sports organizer, a journalist, an Islamic studies scholar and a successful British Bangladeshi entrepreneur, a British High Commission press statement said.

The objectives of the visit is to stress the importance of diversity in the United Kingdom, highlight the achievements of the expatriate community in several spheres, project a liberal outlook of Islam as held by the Bangladeshi community in Britain.

In reaching these objectives, the delegates will also go to Sylhet, visit a madrasa, participate in TV talk shows, visit a top-level football club, interact with Bangladeshi students and exchange views with the local civil society representatives.

BBN/SS/AD-24May09-4:09 am (BST)