Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was given a civic reception a civic
reception at the Grand Hyatt on Monday evening. During her stay at New York
Sheikh Hasina attended different programs, met several heads of state and
government and addressed UNGA Session .
Sheikh Hasina said her government
wanted to build up Bangladesh as the most peaceful nation in the South Asian
region. She asserted her government would never allow Bangladesh to be used by
militants or terrorists. She sought help of Bangladeshi expatriates in
establishing ‘a peaceful and prosperous Bangladesh rooting out militancy and terrorism’.
In her speech she underscored the necessity of Opposition to join parliament. In
a reminder of the perilous January 11, 2007 political episode for the leader of
the opposition Khaleda Zia , the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, urged the
opposition leader to return to parliament for the sake of democracy and thus
avert such consequences of standoff in politics.
Sheikh Hasina also elaborated on
her vision 2021 plan and plans to transfer Bangladesh into a digitized country
. State minister for
forest and environment Hasan Mahmud and Sajeeb Wazed Joy also spoke in the
program. Besides Leaders of US Awami League , Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal and
Jatiyo Party spoke too. The meeting was
presided by Professor Khaled Hasan , President US , Awami League
Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni , Awami
League joint general secretary Mahbubul Hanif, Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam , Bangladesh Ambassador to the
USA Akramul Quader , Permanent
Representative to UN Dr Abdul Momen , US
AL advisers Mohsin Ali, Siddiqur Rahman and Nurannabi, Democrat Moreshed Alam,
prime minister’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad, deputy press secretaries
Mahbubul Hoque Shakil, Nakib Uddin Ahmed and former BCL leader Jalaluddin Rumi
were among others present at the function.
Later , she also met with the members of local Bengali press.