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PM to address 75th UNGA virtually on Saturday

News Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2020-09-25 18:05:58
PM to address 75th UNGA virtually on Saturday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, File Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the 75th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Saturday.

Prime minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said it to reporters on Friday.

He said the premier is scheduled to deliver virtually her pre-recorded country statement at the UNGA general debate in the UN Headquarters at around 8:00 pm (10:00 am New York time) tomorrow. 

The prime minister will deliver the speech in Bangla as always following the footprint of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he said.

Bangabandhu was the first Bangali who made history by delivering the first Bangla speech at the United Nations’ 29th UNGA on September 25, 1974.

Earlier at a virtual press briefing on September 21, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her address will highlight a number of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Rohingya crisis and climate change.” 

He said the premier will highlight matters related to global COVID situation, equal distribution of potential vaccine and pandemic impact on migrant workers and remittance while she will raise voice on climate issues as the President of Calamite Vulnerable Forum (CVF).

For the first time in the UN’s 75-year history, the global leaders have joined virtually the 75th session of the UNGA that started on September 21. This year’s theme is “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism”.

BDST: 1805 HRS, SEP 25, 2020
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