Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque has emphasized the need for upholding the spirit of the Liberation War while pursuing national interests of Bangladesh, reports UNB.
He was speaking at an interaction session with the officials of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
He recalled Bangabandhu’s great statesmanship and diplomatic acumen in positioning the newly independent Bangladesh as a sovereign, peace-loving, non-aligned country in the global arena.
The Minister also highlighted various initiatives and measures undertaken by the Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure welfare of the freedom fighters and their family members.
Ambassador Shahidul Islam paid homage to the Father of the Nation and recalled Bangabandhu’s great leadership roles in every struggle of the Bengali nation.
The Ambassador provided a brief account of the Embassy’s engagements with Bangladeshi diaspora to enhance people-to-people contact between Bangladesh and the USA and also to let the new generation of Bangladeshi Americans know more about the glorious history of Bangladesh’s independence.
Earlier, the Minister for Liberation War Affairs laid a floral wreath at the bust of the Father of the Nation on the Embassy premises.