Published: 29 Jan 2023, 05:08 pm
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said Bangladesh will continue to maintain a balanced foreign policy – noting the importance of the country’s geostrategic location.
He said Bangladesh cannot ignore any country and reiterated that it is maintaining a balanced role in regards to ties with India and China, reports UNB.
The foreign minister also said that the USA is a major power and Bangladesh will have to pursue good relations with the United States, India and China.
Momen was speaking as the chief guest at a citizens’ dialogue on Bangladesh’s achievements, opportunities and challenges. Bangladesh Study Group hosted the dialogue at Jatiya Press Club.
He thanked the Indian government for demonstrating its respect for Bangladesh through invites to all the meetings and summit of the G20.
Momen is scheduled to attend the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting – to be held in New Delhi, India on March 1 and 2.
The foreign minister also highlighted Bangladesh’s friendly relations with Russia.
Momen said Bangladesh has three major resources: human resources, fertile land and water.
“We will be able to achieve the goal of ‘Sonar Bangla’ if these three resources are properly utilised,” he said.
Appreciating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, Momen said Bangladesh’s dignity has been boosted globally through her development efforts.
The foreign minister said Bangladesh is now considered a model for economic development.