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Govt gives all-out efforts to implement SDGs, PM tells Queen Mathilde

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Update: 2023-02-08 16:21:35
Govt gives all-out efforts to implement SDGs, PM tells Queen Mathilde

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is giving all-out efforts in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

She said: "We're making all-out efforts to implement the SDG agendas by incorporating its targets to the eighth fifth year plan and the perspective plan from 2021-2041."

The Premier said this when visiting Queen of Belgium and UN SDG Advocate Mathilde Marie Christine paid a courtesy call on her at her office here.

PM's Speechwriter M Nazrul Islam briefed the newsmen after the meeting.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, PM's Principal Secretary M. Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Maritime Affairs Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Rear Admiral (retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam were present at the meeting.

Referring to the Russia-Ukraine war, the Prime Minister said the entire world has become instable and the inflation rate has gone up due to war.

"Russia-Ukraine war should be stopped immediately as the people's suffering has been mounting across the globe due to the war," she said.

The visiting Queen highly praised the Prime Minister for tremendous development in Bangladesh's various sectors particularly in women empowerment, development of women and children and female education.

"I am very happy to see the progress," she said.

During the meeting, different issues including the Russia-Ukraine war, the displaced Rohingya issue, women empowerment, girls education, health, social safety net, disaster management and climate changes also came up for discussion.

The Belgium Queen arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning on a three-day visit to Bangladesh.

BDST: 1621 HRS, FEB 08, 2023

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