Dhaka, Jan 13 (UNB) – Heads of missions representing the OIC member countries here on Sunday congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet saying her party’s unprecedented victory in the 11th parliamentary election is a reflection of the last 10 years hard works for development.
A 17-member delegation comprising ambassadors and Chargé d' affaires of the OIC member countries greeted the Prime Minister handing over a bouquet to her at her official residence Ganobhaban.
“You’ve achieved an unprecedented victory…your people have placed trust on your due to (your) hard work over the last 10 years. People have seen development, security, stability and economic development,” said Palestine Ambassador Yousef SY Rahman.
“They (people) want to achieve the goals of your great father (Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman),” he said.
The Palestine envoy wished the Prime Minister further success and good health to fulfill the expectations of the people of Bangladesh.
Turkish Ambassador Devrim Ozturk said, “We’ll support [Bangladesh] to fulfill our commitment to find a salutation to Rohingya crisis.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she is trying her best to work for people to ensure their basic needs.
Mentioning that her father liberated Bangladesh through a war, Hasina said, “This is why I always feel that this (to be in power) is an opportunity for me to fulfill my father’s dreams.”
She went on saying, “Now people have realised, we’re working for our people. My own aim is to develop the basic condition of people so that they can have their food, housing, health and all other basic needs.”
Hasina said the general people, especially women and the young generation, came forward and voted for Awami League in a massive way for the first time in the just-concluded general election.
“This time they (women and young generation) are so much enthusiastic,” she said.
The Prime Minister said every person in Bangladesh performs his or her own religious rituals peacefully as religious harmony is prevailing in the country.
She thanked the OIC member countries for extending support to her always. “This support gives me strength to work more and more for people,” Hasina added.
PM’s International Affairs Adviser Prof Dr Gowher Rizvi, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, PM’s Principal Secretary Md. Nojibur Rahman, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were, among others, present.
The 15 other delegates are Qatar’s Ambassador Ahmed Mohamed Al-Dehaimi, UAE Ambassador Saed Mohammed Saed Al Muhairi, Egyptian Ambassador Walid Shamseldin, Indonesian Ambassador Rina Soemarno, Kuwait’s Ambassador Adel Mohammed A H Hayat, Morocco’s Ambassador Majid Halim, Maldives High Commissioner Aishath Shaan Shakir, Iraqi Chargé d'affaires (CDA) Omar Hashim, Oman’s CDA Ta’eeb Salim Abdullah Al’ Alawi, Libyan CDA Mahmoud Salabi, Brunei’s CDA Haji Roslan Haji, Maldives CDA Ismail Mufeed, Saudi Arabian CDA Ibrahim AL Humaidhi and Pakistani CDA Shah Faisal Kakar.
Dhaka, Jan 13 (UNB) - Belarus and Serbia have expressed their interest to strengthen their relations with Bangladesh in the coming days.
Belarusian foreign minister Vladimir Makei and first deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic conveyed their interest while congratulating Dr AK Abdul Momen on his appointment as the foreign minister of Bangladesh.
In his message, the Belarusian foreign minister praised minister Dr Momen for the professionalism and rich life experience and hoped that it would allow for consecutive utilization of the Bangladesh-Belarus cooperation potential in all areas, said the ministry of foreign affairs here on Sunday.
The Serbian foreign minister, in his message, expressed hope that the relations between Bangladesh and Serbia would be promoted in the period ahead, in the interest of the two countries and to the benefit of the two peoples.
Dhaka, Jan 13 (UNB)- The United Nations has said it stands ready to work with the new government of Bangladesh and other national stakeholders to further efforts towards a peaceful and inclusive society, good governance and the rule of law in line with the 2030 Agenda, notably SDG 16.
"We look forward to Bangladesh implementing its human rights commitments arising from the Universal Periodic Review and international treaties to bring about positive change for all in the country," said the UN office in Dhaka on Sunday.
Peace, justice and strong institutions are highlighted in the goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities across the world to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity.
The UN also welcomed the government of Bangladesh taking an active role as a new member of the Human Rights Council.
Dhaka, Jan 12 (UNB) – Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election for the fourth term as the Prime Minister following her party’s landslide victory in the just concluded parliamentary elections.
“Your Excellency and your party’s historic landslide victory in the elections is a testimony to the excellent leadership style and commitment to the interest of the citizens, as well as the progress recorded during your previous stewardships,” the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria said in a congratulatory message.
Buhari said it is also a definite expression of trust and confidence in your able leadership by the people of Bangladesh. “I don’t have doubt that with your exemplary and visionary leadership Bangladesh will maintain its fast growth and development traction which would continue to impact positively on her friendly people,” he added.
In the message, the Nigerian President reaffirmed Nigeria’s avowed commitment to robust engagements as an active partner in the two countries’ joint march to prosperity, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.
“I look forward to further strengthening the existing cordial relations at all fronts between our two friendly countries in the coming days,” Buhari said.
Dhaka, Jan 12 (UNB) - Foreign Minister of Hungary Peter Szijjarto has reiterated his country's commitment to enhance bilateral relations with Bangladesh.
The Hungarian Foreign Minister conveyed this while congratulating Dr AK Abdul Momen for his appointment as the Foreign Minister.
He also expressed optimism about working with the newly appointed Bangladesh Foreign Minister, said the Foreign Ministry here on Saturday.