State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has laid emphasis on an action plan that will map out strategies on how the power of D-8 youth will be harnessed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and D-8 economic endeavors.
"The aim of this first ever D-8 Youth Summit 2021 has been to ignite young minds and rekindle their aspirations to pursue the goal for a better world, where the benefits of development reach all," he said.
The State Minister made the remarks while addressing the "1st D-8 Youth Summit 2021" held virtually on Monday.
He said the opportunity and privilege of hosting the ‘1st D-8 Youth Summit 2021’ now, although in virtual platform, is of unique significance to Bangladesh.
"This not only allows us to demonstrate our commitments to the principles of the D-8 Charter, but also to strengthen our relations with our friends form the D-8 Member states," the State Minister said.