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Diplomats term Bangabandhu a ‘Friend of the World’


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2019-08-16 20:18:54 BdST

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2020-09-30 02:19:08 BdST

Published: 2019-08-16 20:18:54 BdST

International Live: Diplomats at a discussion in Washington DC have recalled the contribution of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to realising the rights of deprived people around the world, terming Bangabandhu a ‘Friend of the World’.

They said the struggle and sacrifice of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in realising the rights of deprived people of the world will be exemplary for the international community.

Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations arranged the discussion at the UN Headquarters in Washington DC on Thursday, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members, according to a message received here today.

Former UN Under Secretary General and former Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Indian Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin, Serbian Permanent Representative Milan Milanovic, Cuba Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, Palestine Permanent Representative Riyad H Mansur, Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen and president of the USA unit of Awami League Dr Siddiqur Rahman, among others, spoke at the discussion.

Reading out the message of Serbian Foreign Minister, issued on the occasion of the National Mourning Day of Bangladesh, Milan Milanovic highlighted the deep friendship of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and former President of Yugoslavia Marshal Josip Broz Tito.

Mentioning the deep friendship of Bangabandhu and Palestine leader Yasser Arafat, Riyad H Mansur said 44 years after the assassination of Bangabandhu, his martyrdom anniversary was observed in the UN Headquarters, which was an outstanding initiative to pay homage to the legendary leader.

Dhaka 16 August (campuslive24.com)//MIH


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