FM urges NAM to take urgent action on Rohingya issue
Published: 04:31 PM, 12 October 2021 Updated: 04:32 PM, 12 October 2021
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen; File Photo
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen called on the member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to take urgent action on the Rohingya issue.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed this on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen made the call at a conference in Belgrade in Serbia marking NAM ’s 70th anniversary.
Dr. Abdul Momen said NAM should allow free movement of capital, technology and labor between member countries. In order to achieve economic growth, poverty reduction and the main goals of the SDGs among the member countries, more equitable distribution of income must be initiated.
At the time, he reiterated Bangladesh’s firm commitment to NAM’s policy.
The Foreign Minister said our peace-oriented foreign policy alliance echoes the spirit of the neutral movement.
Emphasizing the relevance of NAM, the Foreign Minister highlighted the challenges of climate change, terrorism, violence, etc.
The minister added that basic human rights are still intact in many parts of the world.
He called for urgent action against Myanmar, citing prolonged persecution to the the Rohingyas.
The Foreign Minister also expressed frustration over the global inequality of the Covid-19 vaccine. He called on NAM member countries to reduce inequality in vaccines.