BANGLADESH FOREIGN MINISTER AT G20 DMM
Varanasi: Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P., Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, attended the G20 Development Ministers Meeting (G20 DMM) held at this historic Indian city on June 12, 2023. Foreign Ministers/Ministers from a number of the G20 countries as well as guest countries attended this important meeting, which primarily focused on multilateralism, progress of implementation of SDGs and Green Development.
Dr. Momen intervened at various sessions of the G20 DMM held on 12 June 2023, where he emphasized on upholding the true spirit of multilateralism for greater interest of the Global Community. He stressed on the challenges faced by the Countries of Global South and called for support from developed countries on means of implementation, financing and capacity building. Dr. Momen highlighted the various steps and achievements made by Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in implementation of SDGs, Green Development and adopting various initiatives to facilitate the ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ Mission .
The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh met his Indian counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 DMM. Both Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction on the existing excellent bilateral relations between the two countries. They discussed issues of bilateral interests and various important events which are expected to take place in the coming days. Dr. Momen appreciated India for successfully steering the G20 meetings and their leadership role in addressing the global challenges under India’s G20 presidency. Both Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction on various achievements which have been taken in the recent time.
Dr. Momen also met Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore and Ms. Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator of USAID. During his meeting with the Singaporean Minister, Dr. Momen emphasized on expanding the areas of cooperation with Singapore and employing more people from Bangladesh. Dr. Momen during his meeting with the Deputy Administration of USAID stressed upon the robust partnership between Bangladesh and USAID that has spanned for more than five decades. During both meetings, Foreign Minister sought the support for early and sustainable repatriation of all displaced Rohingyas to their homeland in the Rakhine State of Myanmar.