UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and praised her leadership. On the sidelines of the Third South Summit in Kampala, Uganda, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said. He praised Hasan Mahmud when he met him.
In the meeting, Secretary General Guterres highlighted Bangladesh’s important role in reforming the structure of the global economy and praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for championing several global processes led by the United Nations.
On behalf of the government and people of Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud praised the brave and important role of the UN Secretary General in resolving the war in Gaza, Palestine. Besides, the minister requested Antonio Guterres to keep the Rohingya issue at the top of the agenda of the United Nations.
Referring to the golden jubilee year of Bangladesh’s membership in the United Nations in 2024, Dr. Hasan Mahmood emphasized the need to celebrate it properly. He invited Secretary General Guterres to visit Bangladesh.
Hasan Mahmud also briefed the Secretary General about the country’s parliamentary elections. He said that a free, fair and peaceful election was held with the participation of the people.
Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Masood Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Muhammad A. Muhith, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Kenya and Uganda Tarek Muhammad and others were present at this time.
Meeting with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia
Foreign Minister before the meeting with the UN Secretary General. Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid El Kherezi met Hasan Mahmoud.
In this meeting on Sunday, Vice Minister L Khereji to take on new responsibilities as Foreign Minister. Hasan congratulated Mahmud. They discussed various matters of mutual interest including trade, investment and increasing connectivity between the two brotherly countries.
The Foreign Minister is leading the Bangladesh delegation to the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Third Southern Summit of the Group of 77 nations and China in Kampala, Uganda.