Bangabandhu's dynamism and farsightedness shaped the foreign policy visions of Bangladesh, said eminent speakers at a webinar as part of the celebration of Mujib Year.
The webinar titled "Foreign Policy Visions of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman" was organised by Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York in collaboration with the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, University of California, Berkeley, according to a press release issued in this regard.
"Bangabandhu was ideologically very upright, yet essentially pragmatic to uphold the best interest of his country. He, therefore, decided to pursue a neutral foreign policy based on universal values and principles," said Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen while speaking at the webinar held yesterday.
Eminent speakers Salil Tripathi, award winning author and journalist; Tom A Dine, senior diplomat, US foreign services & friends of Bangladesh Liberation War honoree; and Professor Dr Syed Anwar Husain, Bangabandhu Chair, Bangladesh University of Professionals were present as panelists.
The Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima made the welcome remarks.
The event was moderated by Dr Sanchita B Saxena who is the director of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and also the Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies of University of California, Berkeley.
The webinar was full to its capacity with the presence of large number of foreign students, academics, diplomats, media personalities and civil society representatives.