Md Shahriar Alam on Bangladesh's military power at IOC and sustainable development at G20 By Poushali Sengupta Md Shahriar Alam said Bangladesh has no military ambitions nor it aspires to become a big military power in the future.
Md Shahriar Alam on Friday added this remark to the inauguration ceremony of the Indian Ocean Conference while replying to a journalist's question at a hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He added that Sheikh Hasina's philosophy is bringing happiness in everyone's life. There is still 18% of poverty in Bangladesh and the main purpose is how to improve people's lives.
Discussions will be going on regarding economic cooperation, communication and how we can help each other during natural disasters. Bangladesh is seeking refined crude oil from Russia, and more energy from India, added Bangladesh's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Out of all its neighbours India had invited Bangladesh as one of the 10 guests at the G20.
G20 is an intergovernmental forum that addresses issues like the global economy, global climate change, recovery after the pandemic, sustainable development, and food and economy crisis. It is a forum for economic cooperation.G20 is a platform that provides an implementation of finance and technology for realizing economic and environmental issues. Food insecurity across many less developing countries and developing countries.
The 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals is a set of goals to be developed from 2016 to 2030. The agenda was embraced by the UN sustainable development summit in September 2015. State Minister of Bangladesh for foreign affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md Shahriar Alam remarked in a panel discussion on “ the possible role of the G20 in the evolving geopolitical context “ in the 8th edition of Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geostrategy. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the 8th edition of the Raisina Dialogue on geopolitics and geostrategy in New Delhi on the 2nd of March 2023. Other panel discussants included foreign ministers of Canada, Turkey and Mexico and a representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy. Bangladesh's state minister drew the attention of the global community, including the G20 countries to Bangladesh’s progress in all sectors under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He asked other nations to be a part of the progress that Bangladesh has made in recent years. He urged the G20 nations to pay attention to the recovery of Rohingyas from Myanmar.
The 3-day Raisina Dialogue began on Thursday under the patronage of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), an independent global institute based in New Delhi. The President of the Council of the Ministers of the Italian Republic Giorgia Meloni attended the inaugural session as the chief guest while the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi inaugurated the dialogue. Representatives from over 100 countries including ministers, commanders, technology leaders, teachers and journalists attended the meeting. This year’s edition gives significant importance to India’s G20 Presidency, as suggested by a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Later Bangladesh's state minister in a meeting with EU high representative Josep Borrell Fontelles allowed Bangladesh to benefit during its transformation from LDC to a developing nation. He sought support from the EU regarding the Rohingya issue. In the evening state minister Alam, discussed the issues with mutual interest with the State Minister of External Affairs of India Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. The government of Bangladesh wants to strengthen its cooperation with the NorthEastern states of India, particularly in the areas of development, connectivity and contacts.
Edited By:Kavya Vengkateshwaran
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