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South Asian countries should work to alleviate poverty: PM Hasina Poverty Alleviation
PID Pakistan's newly appointed High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Ganobhaban on Monday.

South Asian countries should work to alleviate poverty: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 26 Oct 2021, 08:34 am

Dhaka, October 26: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that South Asian countries should work together to free themselves from the curse of hunger and illiteracy and for the welfare of the people of the region. She made the remarks during a meeting with Pakistan's newly appointed High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui at Ganobhaban on Monday (October 25). After the meeting, prime minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

Ihsanul Karim said the Prime Minister said Bangladesh's foreign policy formulated by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was 'friendship with all, not enmity with anyone'.

High Commissioner Imran Ahmed Siddiqui said Pakistan is interested in developing relations with Bangladesh. He handed over an original copy of the message of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to Sheikh Hasina.

The High Commissioner also presented a photo album and video footage to the Prime Minister. The album contains a painting of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's visit to Pakistan as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on the occasion of the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) summit in 1974.

The Prime Minister thanked the High Commissioner for handing over the historical memorial of Bangabandhu. She praised the publication of a calligraphy book in Bengali by Pakistan on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence. Ambassador at Large Mohammad Ziauddin and Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Ahmed Kaikaus were present on the occasion.