The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau:
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, MP inaugurated the newly established Bangabandhu Lounge at the Bangladesh Permanent Mission in New York on Monday (14 June). The lounge has been set up as part of the observance of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary. “The lounge houses a rich collection of books, photos, documentaries, and graphical display on the life and work of the Father of the Nation. It demonstrates Bangabandhu’s trust and faith in multilateralism; particularly the UN”, said the Foreign Minister.
Later in the afternoon,
Bangladesh Foreign Minister met Mr. Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Operational Support at the UN Secretariat. During the meeting, the Foreign Minister reiterated Bangladesh’s commitment to peacekeeping and thanked the Under-Secretary-General for their support to Bangladesh, especially for including Bangladesh Biman to transport the peacekeepers to the field.
USG Khare expressed his deep appreciation to Bangladesh for its contribution to peacekeeping. He thanked Bangladesh for its leadership in implementing the UN’s environmental strategy in the field. Mr. Khare also welcomed the proposal of the Foreign Minister to invest in strategic communications showcasing women in peacekeeping in an effort to increase the participation of women in peacekeeping.
Foreign Minister Dr. Momen arrived in New York on 13 June 2021 to attend important meetings at the United Nations. Among others, he will attend the joint thematic event on LDCs at the United Nations General Assembly, and two important events “The Current Situation in Myanmar: Implication for the Rohingya Minority” and “Building Resilience for Sustainable and Irreversible Graduation of the LDCs” organized by Bangladesh, along with the other UN Member States and UN Secretariat. He is scheduled to meet the UN Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, and other high-level UN dignitaries during his week-long visit.