September 29, 2013
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has officially requested the United Nations (UN) to send its delegation to observe the upcoming general election.
Prime Minister made the request to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon at the UN headquarters during an official met, reports UNB.
“I’ve requested him (Ban Ki-moon) to send a UN delegation to observe the next general election,” Hasina said.
Addressing a press briefing at UN Bangladesh permanent mission in New York on Saturday afternoon, the Prime Minister mentioned the UN Secretary General’s appreciation about the role of Bangladesh in women’s empowerment towards attaining MDGs as well as the country’s performance in UN peacekeeping missions.
Prime Minister said that many other countries in the world have failed to achieve the successes in attaining the MDGs that Bangladesh did.
Hasina thanked the UN Secretary General for appointing a battalion of Bangladeshi peacekeepers to a new peacekeeping mission of the United Nations in Mali. Prime Minister also called upon Ban Ki-moon to appoint the Bangladeshi peacekeepers to the higher posts of the UN.
Hasina also said she would gear up her government’s initiatives to have Bangla as the official language of the United Nations if her party is voted to power again.
Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Bangladesh Permanent representative to the UN AK Abdul Momen were, among others, present at the press briefing.
Source: BD Chronicle