Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said they believe that international organisations would not take individuals’ letters or instigation into their consideration as the government is sending facts-based briefings to them. “They (individuals) might keep writing. It’s being written at an individual level. We believe those organisations won’t take this into their consideration,” he told reporters, apparently referring to excitement among a particular group of people following the sanctions imposed on Rab and some individuals. Dr Momen talked to reporters after attending the closing ceremony of 16th National Wushu Championship as the chief guest at Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium, Mirpur. Also read: Dhaka smells more ‘assaults’, wants to counter propaganda abroad with facts
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s in-person presence in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is very important to give an impetus to campaigns for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccine, climate change and food security amid the global pandemic, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. “One of the major reasons behind her in-person presence is that Covid-19 vaccine will be our big issue. The Prime Minister has been campaigning from the day one that the Covid vaccine should be public good and each country should get it without any discrimination,” he said while briefing reporters in New York. He said the Prime Minister would strongly put emphasis on the vaccine issue in her speech in the UNGA. Besides, creating a momentum to the climate change campaign is very important ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 next, said the Foreign Minister, adding that Bangladesh is adversely affected by global warming. He said around 30 million people would be displaced as some 17-25 percent of the country’s lands would submerge. “So, it’s a big problem for us, which should get focused in the upcoming COP 26. It needs to create a momentum for it and the Prime Minister’s presence in person is very significant,” he added. Read:Vaccine should be a public good without any conditions: FM Another reason is that there might be a food crisis in the future, he said, adding that the PM will focus on food security as well. Describing the Prime Minister as a brave lady, he said she came here at this tough time amid risks. “She came for the welfare of the country’s people,” said Dr Momen, adding that she did not travel anywhere in the last 19 months and rather she attended some 1500 virtual events staying indoors. Read:Hasina seeks SDGs roadmap for countries falling behind Meanwhile, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley called on Sheikh Hasina at her hotel suite. She presented a copy of Bangabandhu's ‘Unfinished Memoirs’ to her Barbados counterpart.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said Bangladesh will have stronger relations with the external world through celebrating the 50 years of Independence amid presence of global leaders – both in person and virtually.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday highlighted Bangladesh’s “indomitable” spirit with success stories in its journey towards higher development trajectory noting that the country becomes successful whatever it chases for the better.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday urged the media both at home and abroad to highlight Bangladesh's achievements instead of describing the country as a poverty-stricken one as in the past.
Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto has surprised his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen with a football signed by Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.