Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen Saturday said his comments were "twisted" as he meant that the people of Bangladesh are in a far better situation compared to other countries amid global crises.
"I said we are in a far better situation compared to other countries," he told reporters. "But everyone wrote that I said heaven."
Comparing the situation with other countries, the foreign minister Friday said people in Bangladesh are leading a happy life and "living in a heaven" compared to other countries.
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He said a certain group is spreading panic claiming that Bangladesh will face a Sri Lanka-like situation. "This is baseless."
Momen, however, acknowledged the challenges that Bangladesh is facing due to global crises.
He claimed Bangladesh has enough dollar reserves and is just maintaining a bit of austerity considering future crises.