FM Momen reveals US president and PM Hasina’s conversation
PM met Biden in New Delhi on the sidelines of the G20
Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had told US President Joe Biden about her vision to give Bangladeshis a minimum standard of life apart from fulfilling all basic needs.
In reply, Biden said: “I know your achievements are very impressive,” said the foreign minister.
Dr Momen was speaking at a roundtable organized by the foreign ministry with the students about smart Bangladesh and the youth perspective.
The prime minister met Biden in New Delhi on the sidelines of the G20. Biden took a selfie with the prime minister, which went viral on internet.
The foreign minister said during that brief interaction the prime minister conveyed one thing that she had lost her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and all the members of her family. “Now the whole Bangladesh is my family,” Momen said quoting the prime minister as saying.
He urged the students to be inspired by Bangabandhu and the prime minister and be confident in life.
“You should start believing in you. Dream high,” he said, adding that: “Where there is a will, there is a way.”
Former principal secretary and vice chairman Smart Bangladesh Network Abul Kalam Azad, foreign ministry’s director general for trade investment and ICT Dr Syed Muntasir Mamun spoke at the event.
The program is an effort to include the youths in shaping their own future whilst shaping the future of the country, according to the concept note.
Source: Dhaka Tribune.