Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said his ministry has been working on multiple fronts to materialize the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to build “Sonar Bangla” as guided by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Bangabandhu had given us a dream - the dream of building Sonar Bangla. It’s our responsibility to build Sonar Bangla,” he said, adding that the Prime Minister has made a number of roadmaps to build “Sonar Bangla.”
The Foreign Minister made the remarks at a discussion titled "Chiro Omlan Bangabandhu" organised by Association of Former BCS [FA] Ambassadors (AOFA) at Foreign Service Academy on Saturday.
Dr Momen said they believe the dream of building “Sonar Bangla” will be implemented by 2041 as the country is on the right track of achieving that goal.
The Foreign Minister appreciated the roles of the former Bangladesh envoys and said they are very experienced and steps have been taken to utilize their experiences. “We seek your continued suggestions and hope you all will get engaged deeply.”
He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects deeper engagements of the envoys in MoFA’s efforts sharing their experiences and knowledge.
Dr Momen thanked the people of the country for giving Bangladesh Awami League an opportunity to celebrate twin mega events – birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of independence.
The Foreign Minister also highlighted MoFA’s initiatives through economic and public diplomacy wings.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen spoke as special guest at the discussion presided over by former Ambassador Shamsher M. Chowdhury. Former joint secretary Habibul Haque joined as a discussant.