Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government wants to maintain friendly relations with all countries — towards the journey in socio-economic development.
The Prime Minister was addressing the conferment ceremony of Bangabandhu Medal for Diplomatic Excellence, joining it virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen handed over the newly introduced ‘Bangabandhu Medal’ to two recipients at the Foreign Service Academy in the city.
The recipients are Rear Admiral (retd) Khurshid Alam, Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Syed Mohammad Al Muhari, former Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Bangladesh.
Sheikh Hasina said she believes that the award will encourage Bangladeshi diplomats to discharge their duties with utmost professionalism from their respective positions.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry awarded them with the Bangabandhu Medal 2020 in recognition of their excellent contributions to the diplomatic field.
Khurshid Alam played a significant role in the peaceful solution to maritime disputes with neighbouring India and Myanmar, while Syed Mohammad Al Muhari played an important role in strengthening the bilateral ties with the UAE.
At the event, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam announced the names of the recipients, while the two recipients shared their reactions.
Syed Mohammad Al Muhari dedicated the medal to the people of the UAE and Bangladesh.
At the function, a book titled “Sheikh Hasina: Bimugdho Bishwa” was published — highlighting the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
Amir Hossain Amu MP, Abul Hasanat Abdullah MP and Matia Chowdhury MP also spoke on the occasion. The foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka were also present. – publish by the daily star