Ban assures of making Bangla one of UN official languages

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Ban assures of making Bangla one of UN official languages



UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has assured Speaker Abdul Hamid Advocate of taking necessary measures to make Bangla as one the official languages of the UN.(BSS)

The assurance came as Speaker Abdul Hamid Advocate had a meeting with Ban Ki-moon at UN headquarters Tuesday. He sought UN Secretary general's support to materialize the demand raised by Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last UN General Assembly (UNGA).Speaker Abdul Hamid informed the Secretary General that the National Assembly of Bangladesh has adopted a resolution in this regard. Expressing his gratitude to the UN for extending support to hold the last general election in Bangladesh, the Speaker said democracy is getting institutional shape in Bangladesh.

Speaker Abdul Hamid also exchanged views with the Secretary General on various issues, including Bangladesh's stride to achieve MDGs and fight climate change. Members of the parliamentary delegation Abdul Momin Talukder, Seber Hossain Chowdhury, Israfil Alam, Reza Ali and Bangladesh's Permanent Representative in the UN Dr AK Abdul Momemn were present. The Speaker presented a crest and a copy of the resolution adopted by the Bangladesh National Assembly on Non-Proliferation Treaty to the UN Secretary General.

Saber Hossain Chow-dhury presented a crest from Bangladesh All-Party Parliamentary Group to Ban-Ki-moon. Meanwhile, chairman of all party parliamentary group on climate change in the parliament Seber Hossain Chowdhury in a debate at UN headquarters urged the nations to spend their resources to combat climate change, not for armament. He extended Bangladesh's full support to Secretary General's five-point disarmament plan.
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