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First-ever initiative in Bangladesh

Envoys place 3-yr plan before joining

Published : 18 May 2020 09:27 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 09:04 PM

Newly posted envoys to different countries have placed their three-year plan before the parliamentary standing committee in the first-of-its-kind initiative in Bangladesh.

Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed and Ambassador Md Daud Ali placed the proposals and implementation plan of their respective missions in Japan and Romania to the standing committee meeting on Sunday, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen who took the initiative said the implementation of the plan would increase the accountability of ambassadors.
This has been initiated on the historic day of May 17, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day in 1981.

The members of the parliamentary committee gave advice and guidance to the ambassadors on how to accelerate the development of the country and the people.

“I think it has opened new horizons by bringing those who hold important positions like ambassadors under such planning and accountability,” Dr Momen said.

He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been kept open even during public holidays to keep in touch with Bangladeshis and expatriates stranded abroad on all issues.

“We have already sent money so that no expatriates remain hungry during this time of crisis,” he said, as many of the Bangladeshis became jobless after the lockdown.