Hasina urges resource sharing within Muslim world
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the Muslim countries to share resources, technologies and market opportunities to build on the synergies and have a multiplier effect on their efforts.
She was addressing the opening session of the sixth World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at the plenary hall of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.
Malaysian Prime Minister and patron of the WIEF Foundation Najib Tun Abdul Razak opened the two-day forum with the theme -- 'Gearing for Economic Resurgence'.
WIEF Chairman Tun Musa Hitam gave the welcome address, while the Malaysian prime minister delivered the keynote address.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Kosovo's President Dr Fatmir Sejdiu and Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed also addressed the opening session.
Hasina called for finding new solutions conforming to own economic policies to shield themselves from the uncertainties of the external financial system.
She also proposed establishment of an 'OIC/WIEF Task Force' to find ways to support the member countries facing the challenges of climate change.
Hasina called upon the business champions of the Muslim countries to invest in Bangladesh.
“You may get involved in various development sectors of Bangladesh with win-win partnerships.”