Momen for meaningful partnership

In pandemic response

Global leaders have to adopt meaningful partnership for ‘timely implementation’ of Agenda – 2030 for reducing the risk of future disasters, Foreign Minister Abdul Momen told G-77 meeting.

Speaking at the foreign minister-level dialogue held virtually on Thursday, Bangladesh minister highlighted  comprehensive response plan with a stimulus packages of around US$ 14.14 billion to secure life and livelihood of the people to minimize the impact of the pandemic under the leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Momen raised potential loss of global economy and simultaneous social costs due to covid-19 which would be almost impossible to quantify, said a release in Dhaka on Friday.

He also referred to the Rohingya crisis that has caused double jeopardy for Bangladesh in tandem with the pandemic and heavily disrupted its phenomenal success towards achieving the SDGs.

Momen further said corona pandemic response and recovery process provides an opportunity to work together and response collectively for building world more resilient

He emphasised on the significance of ensuring equitable access to safe, effective and affordable Covid-19 vaccines and other preventive tools in his remarks.

In a virtual platform, foreign ministers of the member states of the Group-77 and China met on the occasion of their forty-fourth annual meeting on 12 November and discussed the effects of the pandemic, challenges faced by developing countries.

G-77 was established on 15 June 1964 by seventy-seven developing countries. Although the members of the G-77 have increased to 134 countries, the original name was retained due to its historic significance.


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