Foreign Minister Abdul Momen underlined the need for regional cooperation as well as investing more for improving the quality of higher education as Asia is experiencing growing need for skilled professionals in different fields.
“From our perspective, regional partnership and cooperation based on SAARC, BIMSTEC and Asia-Pacific region remain crucial in further advancing quality higher education in the region,” he said.
The foreign minister was speaking as the chief guest at a virtual international symposium on ‘Significance of Regional Cooperation to Ensure the Quality Assurance in Higher Education 2021”, organized by Daffodil International University on Tuesday.
Dr Momen said the present Bangladesh government stands ready to heartily embrace any regional collaboration, cooperation and partnership in fostering higher education.
In this era of globalization, Dr Momen said, all need to work together and cooperate with one another for reaping mutual benefits and ensuring sustainable development.
“We must not forget that we are living in a fast-changing, complex and hyper-connected world … we cannot make progress in any area by walking alone,” he observed.
He said investing in higher education will help build Asian countries as high-income economies with the promotion of innovation, knowledge and technology to thrive in an interconnected, competitive and technologically advanced world.