Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaffirmed her government's commitment that the soil of Bangladesh would never be used against any neighboring country.
Visiting Speakers, Deputy Speakers of the National Parliaments of 19 countries of the IPU member states lauded the efforts of the Prime Minister in taking Bangladesh to a new height in terms of development and prosperity.
UAE’s first women parliamentary speaker Dr Amal Al Qubaisi described Sheikh Hasina as a remarkable role model for them in terms of women empowerment, development of education and health sectors.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the authorities of general educational institutions to shun mentality of enrolling the disabled children in their institutions, saying that they couldn't be kept away from education for their disability.
Members of the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union-IPU paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Saturday evening.
Saima Wazed Hossain, chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been designated as 'WHO Champion for Autism' in South-East Asia Region.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon IPU leaders to work together against all social disparities like poverty and malnutrition along with the vices of militancy and terrorism to make the world an abode of mutual compassion and fraternity.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the people of all strata to resist terrorism and militancy, saying these are not our path to tread.