PM stresses building peaceful world relinquishing arms races
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the need for building a peaceful world based on partnership urging all to use their resources in ensuring universal sustainable development abandoning arms races.
"At this critical juncture (during the Covid -19 period) in the world, I urge the people to use their resources to achieve universal sustainable development without spending resources on arms races. Let us go down in action, committed to universal peace," she said.
She was addressing the closing ceremony of the two-day "World Peace Conference-2021" in city joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here. A 16-point Dhaka declaration was adopted at the conference.
The conference started on Saturday at the Hotel Intercontinental in the capital on the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Golden Jubilee of the country's independence.
Sheikh Hasina said that over the past two years, the coronavirus pandemic has plunged the entire world into a new crisis.
"This crisis has proved that none of us are separate. There is no alternative to building an accountable world order based on the partnership to live peacefully in this world," she said.
The prime minister said that Bangladesh is always ready to work with all based on mutual respect and understanding to fully embrace the ideals of peace of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She continued: "We made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, and through it, we realized the value of peace and the deepest aspirations of the entire human race. As always, we have unwavering support for the just demands of the Palestinian people."