South Asian Nations Should Work To Alleviate Poverty: PM Sheikh Hasina

Premier Sheikh Hasina on Monday stated that South Asian nations should work to eradicate the threat of poverty, hunger and illiteracy, as well as for the health of the population within the region.

She made this statement while newly appointed Pakistan High Commissioner for Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui made an opportune visit to her in her office at Ganabhaban residence in the city.

Following the meeting, the Prime Minister's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

The prime minister stated that the fundamental principal of Bangladesh's foreign policy as outlined by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman", is "Friendship to all, no malice to anyone".

At the time of the meeting, the The High Commissioner Imran Ahmed Siddiqui said Pakistan is eager to build relations with Bangladesh.

The high commissioner was presented with an unofficial copy Pakistan Premier Minister Imran Khan's message to the Pakistani prime minister.

He also showed the photo album, photos of the painting as well as videos of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's trip in Pakistan as Bangladesh's Prime Minister to take part in the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries) summit in 1974.

Sheikh Hasina expressed gratitude to for the Pakistan top commissioner who handed her the historic souvenir that is linked to the memory of Bangabandhu.

The prime minister also praised the launch of a book on calligraphy that was written in Bangla by Pakistan in celebration of celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.

Ambassador of the United States at Large Mohammad Ziauddin and PM's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus were present.


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