Eliminating Hunger, Illiteracy: South Asian nations should work together
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said South Asian nations should work together to eliminate hunger and illiteracy for the wellbeing of the people of this region.
She said this when newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui met her at the Gono Bhaban.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The premier said the cardinal principle of Bangladesh's foreign policy, enunciated by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is "Friendship to all, malice to none".
During the meeting, the high commissioner said Pakistan wants to promote relations with Bangladesh. He presented an original copy of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's message.
He also presented a photo album, the photo of the painting and video footage of Bangabandhu's visit to Pakistan as the prime minister of Bangladesh.
Bangabandhu attended the OIC Summit held in Lahore, Pakistan, on February 24, 1974.
The PM thanked the envoy for handing over the historic souvenir related to the memories of Bangabandhu.
She appreciated the publication of the calligraphy book in Bangla by Pakistan on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.
Ambassador-at-Large Mohammad Ziauddin and Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus were present.