Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen
today said Bangladesh has been promoting a ‘culture of peace’ which is
actually Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s
philosophy of peace.
“Bangabandhu wanted an independent refuge in the very quotidian
life of man where he or she could be safe from oppression, hunger,
malnutrition, ignorance and hatred,” he told the UAE strategic
community today while presenting a keynote speech at the prestigious
Emirates Centre for Strategic and Security Studies at Abu Dhabi.
The programme highlights the Vision of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman on Global Peace and World Security, a foreign ministry press
release said here.
“Bangabandhu gave precedence to the ‘rule of law’. Even when those
same rules and laws were institutionalized to oppose his vision and
his political and economic objectives, Bangabandhu never adhered to
violence or hatred as a counter measure,” said the minister.
Foreign Minister noted that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision
of the world and of world peace is rooted in the visions of
During the 66th UN General Assembly in 2011, he said, Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina gave the world a six-point multi-dimensional
peace-centric development model for championing democracy and people’s
The six multipliers of her proposed model include eradication of
poverty and hunger, reduction of inequality and gainful employment,
mitigation of deprivation, inclusion of excluded people, acceleration
of human development and including imparting education and technology
and elimination of terrorism.
The foreign minister noted that economic diplomacy of Bangladesh is
designing ‘systems’ with flexible and adaptable designs, building
‘Infrastructures’ with the capacity to host multi-level networks and
developing ‘capabilities’ to create and sustain superior technological
Earlier, today, Chairman of the leading Lulu Group Yusuf Ali called
on the Bangladesh Foreign Minister who is now visiting UAE.
During the meeting, both the sides discussed about the
possibilities of integrating the country’s productive capabilities to
the global supply chain solutions routing through the UAE, the Gulf
and the UK and the EU territories.
Later, the Foreign Minister called on the Director General IRENA
where both the sides discussed about the possibility of renewable
energy production and deployment.
Dr Momen also met with the leading Bangladesh origin business
persons in the UAE and spoke to the Business council.