BAN KI-MOON, BISWAL SHOWER PRAISE ON HASINA


BAN KI-MOON, BISWAL SHOWER PRAISE ON HASINA

1411801497New York: Friends of Bangladesh, including United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, have showered praise on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her invaluable contribution to world peace and security, alongside stellar development in the country.

They also lauded Sheikh Hasina for her firm stance against terrorism and militancy and for the achievement of millennium development goals (MDGs) by Bangladesh in different fields.

“Your role in establishing world peace and security is praiseworthy,” the UN secretary general said at a gala function in New York marking the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh’s membership in the United Nations.

Apart from Ban Ki-moon, UN Under Secretary General, Ameerah Haq, United States Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennadiy Gatilov, UK Ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, Senior Official of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Binod Kumar, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, and UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, also spoke on the occasion.

Appreciating the prime minister’s leadership, Ban Ki-moon said Bangladesh made important gains in the millennium development goals. “I hope that the trend of Bangladesh’s development will continue under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.

“The picture we saw in Bangladesh in 2008 was totally different by 2011. During this period, Bangladesh has made stunning advancements,” he added. The UN secretary general also eulogised Bangladesh’s firm commitment to the UN charter as well as its contribution to UN peacekeeping missions.

Moon expressed his delight in joining the function marking the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh’s membership in the world body. Reminiscing about his responsibility as a junior Korean foreign service officer when he was posted in central India, he said Bangladesh was also under his jurisdiction. “I travelled to Bangladesh several times by Bangladesh Biman when I was posted in India from 1972-1977,” he said.

“Bangladesh has turned into a food-surplus country from a food-deficit one under your leadership,” Nisha Desai Biswal said, adding that the United States is proud it has been a partner of development in Bangladesh.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

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