Foreign Minister and Awami League joint general secretary. Hashan Mahmud said, “BNP’s head is upset because the whole world congratulated Sheikh Hasina and expressed interest in the work.”
The minister said this this afternoon at the media briefing after participating in the 19th NAM Summit and 3rd South Summit held in Kampala, Uganda at the auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Segunbagicha in the capital. Ministry Secretary (Maritime Affairs Unit) Rear Admiral (retd) Muh: Khurshed Alam and senior officials were present on the occasion.
In addition to giving country statements at the two summits, the foreign minister announced 17 bilateral meetings in two days, including meetings with the President of Sri Lanka, the Secretary General of the United Nations, and the Commonwealth Secretary General.
The foreign minister said, ’12 meetings were held on the first day itself. Greetings were exchanged with representatives of many countries. Everyone welcomed the new government led by Awami League. They congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and expressed interest in working together.
When asked by reporters about BNP’s recent comments, the minister said, ‘Seeing all this, BNP’s head is upset, they have started saying more abol-tabol.’
Hasan Mahmud said, ‘We have prioritized a few issues with the countries that have met on the sidelines of the summit. Economic diplomacy, trade expansion, Rohingya refugee issue are among them.
The foreign minister said, ‘I requested the UN Secretary General to resolve the Gaza issue and thanked him for standing at the Rafah border and calling for an end to the war. Repatriation of Rohingya population was also discussed. I have requested the intervention of the United Nations to solve this problem.
In a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Myanmar who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, I requested to take back the Rohingyas and asked to start the repatriation process and he personally responded positively in this regard, said Dr. laugh
He said, ‘Since the arrival of the Rohingya population, the trade between the two countries has decreased a lot. We again discussed increasing trade with the country. Drugs come from Myanmar in many different ways and there are different groups who, although they are at odds, have come together to recognize that they are involved in the drug trade and have agreed to take action to combat it.’
In response to the questions of the journalists, the minister said, ‘Regarding the repatriation of the Rohingya, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India said. Talks have been held with Jaishankar. In this regard, India has also been requested by Bangladesh.
Regarding the bilateral meetings, the minister also said, ‘Agriculture has a lot of potential in Uganda. Cotton can be cultivated in the country. Palm oil can also be cultivated. We are planning to send a trade delegation there soon. Trade expansion was discussed with the foreign ministers of Belarus, Brazil and Indonesia. They have each shown interest.’
The Minister also informed about bilateral meetings with Palestine, Nepal, Benin, Botswana to resolve the obstacles or problems in the countries where we export manpower including Singapore, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar.
NAM in Kampala, Uganda, and the 77-nation group and China’s third southern summit, the leader of the country’s delegation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Hasan Mahmud was accompanied by Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Masood Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Muhammad A Muhith, High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kenya and Uganda Tarek Muhammad and others.