Dhaka seeks joint efforts for peaceful sustainable world
FM urges all to help create a mindset of respect, tolerance
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged the global leaders and changemakers to help create a mindset of respect for each other, of tolerance irrespective of ethnicity, colour or religion.
"Join together for a sustainable world of "peace and stability", saying venom of hatred and ignorance results in violence and wars", he said.
The FM was addressing at the inaugural session of the three-day 'Dhaka Global Dialogue 2019' in the capital on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Dialogue at Hotel InterContinental jointly hosted by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and India's Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
"We need to establish a sustainable world of peace and stability. Without peace and stability, no country or region can prosper, achieve their goals. Of late, varieties of media, including social media, at times promote venom of hatred and intolerance," he said.
To inculcate such a mindset, he urged everyone - parents, guardians, teachers, opinion builders, think tanks, community leaders, leaders of Mandirs, mosques, synagogues, churches and the governments to join hands and work together. Dr Momen said they are truly living in the Asian century and the countries in the South Asia - India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and many others in the South East and East Asia are growing at a much faster rate than other countries.
However, he said, it is not only the rate of growth, but the sustainability and just distribution of benefit of that growth that makes these fast growing economies so important.
"I personally see a vast area of possible future cooperation among us. It is undeniable fact that intra-regional trade and physical connectivity are still insignificant compared to their true potential," Dr Momen said.
So through Dhaka Dialogue Global Dialogue, he said, their active collaboration and cooperation will be further successful to expand the areas of cooperation and understanding for common benefit.
Addressing on Rohingya issue, the Foreign Minister said Bangladesh has given shelter to 1.1 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar.
"Now, it is the responsibility of the global community, including our neighbuors, to do more to ensure their quick and sustainable repatriation and reintegration in Myanmar," he said.