Joe Biden to work for peace, hopes Quader

Staff Correspondent

10 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader hoped that US president-elect Joe Biden would contribute to the establishment of peace alongside ensuring a humane and compassionate world.

He also extended his heartiest greetings to Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a press conference virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital on Monday.

The minister expressed the hope that the ties between the two countries would reach new heights and expand in various fields.

Quader also hoped that as a developing nation Bangladesh’s issues relating to regional relation, commerce and immigration will get priority under the leadership of the Biden government.

“It will open up new horizons in the future. We’ll work together on various issues including Rohingya repatriation, climate change and elimination of militancy,” he said.

Talking about contemporary issues, Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina does not believe in depoliticisation.

“Awami League does not want any party to be eliminated and we do not believe in plus-and-minus formula. Rather the government wants a strong opposition,” Quader said, adding that the AL has shown humanitarian and political generosity by suspending Khaleda Zia’s sentence.