Bangladesh now ‘friendless’
Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader yesterday said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen's frustration over not getting Covid vaccines from different countries has manifested that Bangladesh has become "friendless" in the world.
"...the foreign minister told the media that the rich countries are not willing to give Bangladesh vaccines. If this is the case, Bangladesh has become friendless in the world," he said.
GM Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, made the remarks while speaking at a meeting in the city's Baridhara area.
He said though the foreign minister has said the status of the country has enhanced across the world, Bangladesh ranked 106th in the 2021 Henley Passport Index while its position was 96th in 1996.
"The dignity of the prime minister and her cabinet members may increase in the world but dignity of the common people has not. That's why those who now go abroad with Bangladeshi passports have to face various kinds of harassment," he claimed.