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PM’s policy contributes to regional peace

FM tells G20

Published : 03 Mar 2023 02:31 AM

Foreign minister Dr. A K. Abdul Momen on Thursday addressed the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (G20FMM) in New Delhi.

In his remarks, Minister Momen mentioned that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy towards terrorism continues to contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the region. 

He called upon the international community to ensure early repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar to avert the growing security threats posed by their protracted presence. 

Bangladesh-India Foreign Minister also shed light on the impacts of the contemporary global challenges which resulted in inflation, price increases for food and fuel, disruption of trade and supply chains and instability of international financial architecture.

Minister Momen further urged the G20 countries to take corrective actions to reverse the trend of global warming and advocate for fulfilling the global commitments of financing and technology transfer to fight climate change. 

He asked the G20 leadership to allocate sufficient funds and means of implementation to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

Earlier in the morning, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar welcomed Dr. Momen at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre premises prior to the G20FMM.

In the afternoon, Dr. Momen met Catherine Colonna, Foreign Minister of France, José Manuel Albares, Foreign Minister of Spain and Lee Do-hoon, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea on the sidelines of the G20FMM. 

During the meetings, they discussed the ways and means to further deepening bilateral collaboration and the ongoing geopolitical issues.

He also joined a group call on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other Foreign Ministers.

 In addition, he had informal interactions with his counterparts, including of Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Türkiye, UK,  Japan and USA. 

In the evening, Dr. Momen attended the opening session of the 8th edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship Conference on geopolitics and geo-strategy, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The Foreign Minister is in New Delhi now to attend the G20FMM at the invitation of India’s External Affairs Minister. Almost all Foreign Ministers from the G20 members and guest countries are participating in the meeting.

India is the current president of G20. Bangladesh has been invited as a guest country.