Dhaka for stronger cooperation among NAM member states
Dr Momen mentioned this in his recorded statement delivered at the Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Coordinating Bureau on Friday.
Dr Momen said that on the 65th anniversary of the Bandung Principles, NAM membership must reflect on the Movement’s achievements so far, and endeavor to make NAM more relevant and effective to face the current and emerging global challenges, especially the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, he said, Bangladesh remains an ardent supporter of NAM. He mentioned that since inception, NAM represented the basic aspirations of the common people of the world – to remain free from hunger and disease, to get decent employment and to achieve quality education.
However, the Foreign Minister said, Covid-19 pandemic presents formidable challenges to these aspirations.
During this trying time, NAM countries must work in full solidarity and pool their best practices, experiences, crises-management protocols, research, and resources to fight the invisible enemy, he said.