Professor MHA Hassan, Executive Director, TWAS visited Dhaka at the invitation of the BAS andÂ spoke in the inaugural session and also presented a paper on the role of the TWAS in promoting science and technology in developing countries. A meeting of the BAS Council and the TWAS Fellows with Professor MHA Hassan was held in the office of the Vice Chancellor, Southeast University on 01 December 2008. Professor M Shamsher Ali, President, BAS briefed Professor Hassan about the activities of the Academy. The Meeting discussed matters of mutual interest. The TWAS Fellows drew attention of Professor Hassan about poor representation of Bangladesh in the membership of the TWAS and requested the Executive Director to look into the matter. The BAS Council hosted a dinner in honour of Professor Hassan and foreign delegates of the symposium. Â The BAS provided local hospitality for Prof. Hassan and presented him a crest of the Academy.