PM urges all to say ‘no’ to war

Jago News Desk Published: 25 April 2024, 11:28 AM
PM urges all to say ‘no’ to war

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon all to stand against all forms of aggression and atrocities, and say "no" to wars, as the precondition for sustainable development is lasting peace and security.

"We must speak out against all forms of aggression and atrocities, and say 'no' to wars. Bangladesh stands behind the UN Secretary General's 'New Agenda for Peace'," she said.

The premier made the call while delivering her address at the 80th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the ESCAP hall in United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Bangkok of Thailand, reports BSS.

She also urged world leaders to stop all wars, aggression and atrocities, saying that the attack on Gaza only increasing the casualties especially women and children, but discussion can bring peace.

"War is going on and genocide is going in Palestine. It must be stopped. War can't bring any solution," she said.

In this regard, Sheikh Hasina mentioned about the "Hill Tracts Peace Accord" in Bangladesh during her initiative and regime in 1996 which restored peace among the people.

She said "We must settle regional disputes and tension through dialogue," adding, "Our mutual respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity must remain paramount."

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on April 24 on a six-day official bilateral and multilateral visit at the invitation of her Thai counterpart.

She is scheduled to depart Bangkok on April 29 morning.