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PMs Munich speech on Gaza demonstrates her strength of character: Quader

BD always vigilant in protecting its borders

Published : Tuesday, 20 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 124

PMs Munich speech on Gaza demonstrates her strength of character: Quader

PMs Munich speech on Gaza demonstrates her strength of character: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinas speech in Munich calling for an end to genocide in Gaza is evidence of her strength of character.

"The Prime Ministers invitation to the Munich Security Conference 2024 in Germany and the speech she delivered there highlights the importance of Bangladesh. The PMs participation at the conference was highly honourable for the country," Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said at a press conference on Monday afternoon at the AL presidents Dhanmondi political office in Dhaka.

"The meeting between Bangladeshs Prime Minister and Ukraines President Volodymyr Zelensky had no impact on the historic good relations with Russia. The position of the Russian embassy in Bangladesh is very positive regarding this matter," he added.

Regarding the security concern in Bangladesh-Myanmar border, the minister said there may be security risks at the border due to internal conflicts in Myanmar, but Bangladesh remains vigilant nonetheless.

"Bangladesh is always vigilant in protecting its borders. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is always awake to protect the border. The Myanmar unrest may pose security risks along the border. So, we are ready," he added.

Replying to another question, Quader said BNP leaders comments on Awami Leagues position in the War of Liberation are incoherent talk of madness. "No sensible politician can say this. Lies are essential in BNPs politics. This is just a continuation of their usual lies."

When asked about the recent conflict within the main opposition in the Parliament Jatiya Party, the AL general secretary said it is an internal matter. "It will not affect the oppositions position in Parliament."

Referring to BNPs allegations that the government failed to control syndicates in raising commodity prices, Quader said it has nothing better to do than complain. "They have no people, no workers. Now, something has to be said in front of people and workers. Thats why they are using such words." The minister said the prices of some goods have increased, while the prices of others are decreasing.

"Market fluctuations are always there. The government has not shown any indifference as commodity prices are rising due to global inflation. Actively, we are doing everything possible. We are not sitting idle, rather doing what must be done," he claimed.

Regarding air pollution in Dhaka city, the minister said that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Affairs is working hard to prevent air pollution. The minister has already taken some steps.

Speaking on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference, Sheikh Hasina on Saturday last said, "Gazan people have the right to live. Its a very sad thing. We should help them and stop the invasion and war."

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