Towards making a better Asia

Sheikh Hasina’s ideas are pragmatic guidelines


The consequence of the 25th Nikkei International Conference on The Future of Asia has left us with the hope of getting assistance from the Asian countries to build a safer and prosperous Asia for our next generation. While delivering a keynote speech at the Nikkei Inc’s International Conference at a hotel in Tokyo, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday put forward five ideas to make a better Asia and said Bangladesh wants to resolve the Rohingya crisis through dialogues, which is a lesson for the world to overcome chaos in a peaceful manner. 

In her ideas, the premiere focused on the need for working cooperatively to strengthen the world with greater openness. She said the Asian countries need to cooperate with each other in the spirit of openness, inclusiveness, equality, sharing benefits and joint contribution. She also stressed the need for reinforcing partnership for economic development saying that Asia’s future will depend on a sustainable and balanced development, improving international order and establishing win-win relations.

It is inevitable to mention that the premier rightly placed her thoughtful ideas and suggestions which can help the Asian countries to deepen the mutual friendship further among them. We hope the consequence of the recently concluded Nikkei Forum will not only pave the way for reinforcing  collaboration among Asian countries but also it will show how to deal with protectionism within multilateral trading regime. We believe the conference has created the ground for all the Asian countries to work together as a group to boost world peace and stability, promote a multi-polar world and protect legitimate rights and interests of developing countries. Let the consequence of the 25th Neikkei Conference give birth to a new era of mutual collaboration among all the Asian countries.  Let friendships, harmony and peace prevail over chaos, disruption and discord in Asia. 

The world today is beset by uncertainties and chaos, including trade war, struggle for high-tech military supremacy, and rise of protectionism. Amid such chaos, how should Asian countries and companies react? Certainly the recently concluded Nikkei conference has given us some optimistic answers to this enigmatic question.