PM for continuing friendly relations will all countries

PM for continuing friendly relations will all countries


DHAKA, Dec 20, 2021 (BSS) –


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her 
government seeks to continue friendly relations with all countries.

  “We want to keep intact friendly relations with all countries and march the 
country forward through socio-economic advancement,” she said.

  The premier was distributing the maiden “Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic 
Excellence-2020″ at a function in Foreign Service Academy in city, joining 
virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

   She expressed her belief that the award would encourage the Bangladeshi 
diplomats to be the best performers discharging their duties with utmost 
professionalism from the places of their current assignment.

  Besides, she said, “diplomats of our friendly countries will be inspired to 
take relationship between their respective countries and Bangladesh to a new 

  The prime minister said that they have solved maritime boundary problems 
with India and Myanmar keeping friendly relations with them.

  “This is our diplomatic success,” she said and greeted all concerned for 
bringing the success.

  The premier heavily came down on the past Zia, Ershad and Khaleda Zia 
regimes for their inaction in resolving maritime boundary problems with 
neighbouring India and Myanmar following up Bangabandhu government’s 
initiatives to settle the issue.

  Sheikh Hasina said her government had taken initiatives to resolve the long 
pending issue first after assuming office in 1996 and eventually resolved it 
when it was again elected to power in 2009. 

  The prime minister said that her government had also resolved the land 
boundary problem with India by implementing Mujib-Indira Agreement.


The prime minister earlier unveiled a book titled “Sheikh Hasina: Bimugdho 
Bismoy” edited by Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and published by 
Chandrabati Academy.

   Regarding the book, Sheikh Hasina, said she doesn’t want anything in her 
life rather than to fulfill the dream of Father of the Nation.

   “I have nothing to want. I even don’t want anything for me. I have been 
working to bring smile on the faces of the distressed people,” she said.

   She also expressed eagerness to materialise the dream of her father 
(Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) to transform Bangladesh into a developed 
and a prosperous country free from poverty and hunger. 

   The prime minister said that there would be no hunger and monga in the 
country as her government has been tirelessly working to build Bangladesh as 
a developed nation by 2041.

   Bangladesh has got recognition as a developing country on the occasion of 
the country’s Golden Jubilee of Independence which is the biggest 
achievement, she said.

   She added: “But, we have to advance Bangladesh forward more by achieving 
the United Nation’s sustainable development goals by 2030.” 

   Sheikh Hasina said her government has started implementing the Delta Plan-
2100 to offer the generation after generation a beautiful and developed life.

   She congratulated the two diplomats — Syed Mohammad Al Muhari, ex-
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Bangladesh, and Rear Admiral 
(Retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam, Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, — for receiving the ‘Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic 

   The premier said the two diplomats, who won the medals today, have shown 
remarkable diplomatic prowess from their respective positions.

   She said Al-Muhari has played a vital role in strengthening the existing 
ties between his country and Bangladesh and the two countries people during 
his tenure in Dhaka.

  The premier also said Alam has been working on the delimitation of Maritime 
Boundary and Blue Economy for a long time.

   During the tenure of our government, he has carried out the task of the 
conclusion of maritime boundaries dispute with India and Myanmar with utmost 
professionalism, she continued.

   On behalf of the prime minister, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen handed 
over the awards to the recipients.

   Earlier, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam announced the 
names of the awardees.

  After receiving the awards, the two recipients shared their feelings.

   While sharing his feelings, Syed Mohammad Al Muhari dedicated the medal to 
the peoples of UAE and Bangladesh.

   Amir Hossain Amu MP, Abul Hasnat Abdullah, MP, and Matia Chowdhury MP 
spoke on the occasion. 

   The diplomats from the foreign missions stationed in Bangladesh were also 
present at the function.