PM Hasina: UN resolution on Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC a big achievement

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday told the parliament that the unanimous adoption of the resolution in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the graduation of Bangladesh to a developing nation from the LDC category is a great achievement and “rare honour” for the country.

“This achievement is great for us at a moment when the nation is celebrating the ‘Mujib Borsho’ marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence. The landmark achievement is a rare honour for Bangladesh. It is a rare up-gradation for the Bangali and Bangladesh on the world stage,” she said.

While delivering her valedictory speech in the 15th session of the 11th parliament, the prime minister said her government moved towards the country’s overall development with a well-planned policy and some specific targets by confronting numerous hurdles and taking the unending support from the countrymen to achieve such status.

The government has been working tirelessly to implement the “Vision 2041” by transforming Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country within 2041, she added.

Sheikh Hasina, also the leader of the House said: “It has been possible as we have proceeded with a well-thought-out plan and some specific targets.”

She said that the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted the resolution on the graduation of Bangladesh to a developing nation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category on November 24.

With the adoption of the resolution, Bangladesh completes all the procedures to be graduated from the LDC category.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury chaired the sitting. A delegation of Saudi Arabia led by its Transport Minister Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser witnessed in person Sunay’s sitting in the parliament.

The leader of the House earlier on November 24 placed a proposal in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) to hold a special discussion on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the country’s independence under Section 147 of the Rules of Procedures, which was later adopted unanimously.

President Abdul Hamid delivered a commemorative speech marking the golden jubilee of the country’s independence at the beginning of the November 24 sitting of parliament.

The current session of parliament also adopted a motion to extend thanks to UNESCO for introducing an international award – “UNESCO Bangladesh-Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award” in the field of the creative economy.