State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam delivered a lecture in Mexico on the history and socio-economic development of Bangladesh.
At a programme titled “Meeting the Young Minds”, he highlighted the struggle towards independence under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
His deliberation was live streamed by the University authorities and approximately 2700 students of “IBERO” campuses from three different cities of Mexico namely at Torreon, Tijuana, and Santa Fe, were connected to this event virtually, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico.
At the outset, the State Minister congratulated the students on the 200-year celebration of Mexican independence. He also congratulated the students for pursuing higher studies in this prestigious university.
He elaborated on the partition of the subcontinent in 1947, Bangladesh’s fight against oppression followed by the partition and its long struggle towards independence under the undisputed and charismatic leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Stating that Bangladesh has already emerged as an economic powerhouse in Asia during the last decade under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs shared Bangladesh’s impressive journey towards prosperity.
He also underlined that Bangladesh, at present, is recognized by the international community as a “development miracle” for its remarkable success in poverty reduction, food security, women empowerment, and inclusive economic growth.
The State Minister expressed his deep appreciation to Mexico for extending its consistent support on the Rohingya issue at the multilateral platforms. He highlighted Bangladesh’s contribution to global peace as one of the leading troop contributing countries.
With regards to the bilateral relationship with Mexico, State Minister Shahriar Alam said that Bangladesh considers Mexico as a good friend and a trusted partner in the region with whom it shares similar values of multiculturalism, democracy and peaceful coexistence.
He called upon the university authority to explore possibilities of future academic cooperation with its counterparts in Bangladesh. He also mentioned that Bangladesh is one of the major cricket-playing countries in the world that has a passion for Latin American football. This could be an area for future bilateral cooperation, he added.
At the end of the session, he was awarded a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ for his excellent deliberation by the University authority. Ambassador Abida Islam, members of Bangladesh delegation and officials of the Embassy accompanied State Minister Shahriar Alam in the above event.