Adviser of Bangladesh caretaker government Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed on Friday
addressed the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New
said that his government is fully committed to holding the national election on
December 18 this year. He said every
future election in Bangladesh will be free and fair, including the upcoming
Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed said his government had done everything in its power over
the course of the past 20 months for strengthening democracy in Bangladesh as
it is the goal of the present caretaker government.
The Chief Adviser, who is representing Bangladesh to the UN General Assembly
session, in his speech covered the government's different reform measurers,
global climate changes, food security and macroeconomic performances of the
Chief adviser told the General Assembly that a global food bank that allows
needy countries to borrow grains on preferential terms would help alleviate the
devastating impact of food crisis. He said the UN should examine the
possibility of creating such a food bank to assist countries.
Bahar Choudhury has more on the story.