DHAKA, Aug 18, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen
today said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s
vision, idealism and forthrightness and values are still relevant to
the contemporary world.
“It seemed like a miracle as he (Bangabandhu) stabilized the
war-ravaged country’s economy within only three and half years of the
independence,” he said.
The foreign minister stated these as chief guest at a webinar
titled “Leadership of Bangabandhu and Its Relevance to the
Contemporary World” organized by Bangladesh Institute of International
and Strategic Studies (BIISS).
Momen said Bangabandhu had spearheaded Bangladesh to enter into the
United Nations, World Bank, IMF and the Non-Aligned Movement as well
as managed to get recognition from 126 countries around the world
within short span of time.
Prime Minister’s Political Affairs adviser H T Imam spoke on
“Political Vision of Bangabandhu” as special guest.
BIISS Chairman Ambassador M Fazlul Karim gave the introductory
speech while its Director General Major General Md Emdad Ul Bari
moderated the discussion.
Ambassador Muhammad Zamir, Professor Dr Syed Anwar Husain,
Professor Dr Imtiaz Ahmed and Professor Dr Selim Jahan discussed on
“Engagement with international organizations and enhancement of
multilateral relations’, ‘International peace and security’, ‘Foreign
policy and diplomacy” and ‘Economy and development of Bangladesh’.
The speakers highlighted the charismatic leadership of Bangabandhu
that led the war-ravaged nation towards achieving economic
They focused on the courageous acts and visionary thoughts of
Bangabandhu throughout his life, how he became an inspiration for
people across the globe in the context of a post-colonial world.
They said, without any doubt, Bangabandhu was the architect of
Bangladesh, the Father of the Nation who had exceptional leadership
skills that elevated him as the undisputed leader of general people.
Senior officials from different ministries, ambassadors and high
commissioners, senior civil and military officials, media, academia,
teachers and students from different universities also participated in