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.
He said the significant achievement that Bangladesh made over the last 12 years; and the life and work of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will have to be shared globally.
Bangladesh is celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu at home and abroad till December 16.
Dr Momen said poverty has significantly been dropped in Bangladesh within a very short period of time under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He was addressing a function titled “Exim Bank at Mujib100” at Army Stadium in the city.
Dr Momen said Bangabandhu had been imprisoned for many years keeping him away from his family and people at a crucial time in his life as he fought for the rights of Bengalees. “Everyone from the new generation should know about the dedicated and patriotic leader like Bangabandhu and adopt his character traits.
He said like Bangabandhu, his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thinks about the common people of this country and the development of Bangladesh.
During Mujib Borsho, the government wants to build 9 lakh houses for the homeless people, said Dr. Momen adding, “I had the opportunity to see Bangabandhu closely and also work with his daughter Sheikh Hasina. So, I consider myself blessed…”
“Everyone has to work hand in hand with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the development of the country. Then by 2041, we’ll be able to turn Bangladesh into a developed, prosperous country,” the Foreign Minister added.
Mujib Birth Centenary Celebration National Committee Chief Coordinator Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury also spoke at the function chaired by Exim Bank Chairman Md. Nazrul Islam Majumdar.
Dr Momen inaugurated the function by cutting a cake and releasing balloons.
Talking to reporters after the programme on Al Jazeera report, Dr Momen said there is a Bangladeshi gentleman who always asks such questions at the UN briefing.
He said Al Jazeera has lost its credibility by broadcasting a false report and the people of Bangladesh understood it.
Dr Momen said Bangladesh investigates if there is any credible allegation but ignores if there is any fake allegation.