Asian leaders lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s efficient leadership in achieving unprecedented economic growth, establishing good governance and fostering global peace.
They made the recognition while addressing an annual conference of BOAO Forum for Asia (BFA) held in Hainan province of China. The four-day event ended on Friday with consensus among Asian leaders on various issues of common interests.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Abul Hossain said that the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has achieved an unprecedented success in economic development and good governance.
“Sheikh Hasina has contributed to fast economic growth in Bangladesh and establishing good governance and peace in the country. She also established a precedence by extending humanitarian support to huge Rohingya refugees from Myanmar”, said Hossain.
Syed Abul Hossain, also Managing Director of SAHCO International and founding member and Bangladesh’s chief representative to BOAO Forum for Asia, met Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and discussed various issues of mutual interests.
Ban Ki-Moon highly appreciated the role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in putting an end to terrorism in Bangladesh and providing food and shelter for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
“Her role in showing kindness to the Rohingyas is an example for world leaders,” Ban Ki Moon said.
“China cannot prosper without Asia and Asia cannot prosper without China,” he opined.
Secretary General of BOAO Forum Li Baodong said Asian countries are on a journey in a same boat and BOAO is not only a forum for Asia but also for the world.
Global political and business leaders from various corners of the Asia joined the conference to discuss economic cooperation, technological advancement and world peace.
This year’s conference proceeded with the theme: “Shared Future, Concerted Action and Common Development.”
Since its inception, BOAO Forum has proven to be an effective forum for Asian political leaders and business communities.
The Forum harbours the ideology of a shared future for Asia and common inclusive development that benefits all.
This year’s discussions revolved around mainly two issues: working out plan to tackle slower global growth and promote free and fair trade.
The threats of terrorism, role of media in promoting world peace and fighting the climate change were vital issues discussed in the conference. The business leaders, engaged in promotion of green energy, shared their views and discussed ways to find sustainable sources of such power for all.
Khwaja Nargis Hossain, wife of Abul Hossain and Vice Chairman of Mutual Trust Bank and also a member of BOAO Forum for Asia, also attended the programme.