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Info Minister urges Foreign journalists, diplomat to project positive image of Bangladesh

Info Minister urges Foreign journalists, diplomat to project  positive image of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNI) Bangladesh is now in the list of developed countries. To continue the flow of development, countrymen voted Awami League to power for the third consecutive time in the Jan 30 National Elections, giving the party a landslide victory, said Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud.

It has created an example in the world. Hence, the development news of Bangladesh is being focused across the world, he said.

Highlighting Bangladesh’s development in different sectors, the Information Minister today urged foreign journalists and diplomats to project the positive image of Bangladesh to the world community.

I request all of you to project positive image of Bangladesh. Tremendous development took place in every sector of Bangladesh during the last 10 years, he said at a meeting with a 48-member delegation of foreign journalists and diplomats that met him at his secretariat office, here.

The delegation members were drawn from 28 countries including Australia, the US, Germany, South Africa, Turkey, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Kirgizstan and Bahrain.

Dr Hasan said just three years ago Bangladesh graduated to a developing country from the least developed country recognised by the United Nations and this was possible only for the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said once a food deficient country, Bangladesh is now a food exporting country though it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

Dr Hasan, also the publicity and publication secretary of the ruling Awami League, said the Bangladesh became one of the top five countries of the world in GDP growth under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. The Bangladesh has emerged as a perfect example of development before the world community, he added.

The minister said the country has witnessed a considerable progress as the present government has implemented many development programmes in the past 10 years.

Many world leaders are now lauding Bangladesh for its remarkable advancements in different socio-economic indicators achieved in the past ten years.

Hasan said the government has given around 44 licenses to private TV channels.

Of those, around 33 channels are now on air. There are nearly 1,500 newspapers in the country and a large number of online news portals are running, he added.

He said the mass media is working independently and the government has taken various initiatives to ensure media freedom in the country.

The ruling party leader said Bangladesh is one of the worst-affected countries and an innocent victim of the climate change though it has no liability for the climate change.

Information Secretary Abdul Malek, Principal Information Officer (PIO) Md Joynal Abedin and officials of the Foreign Ministry were present in the meeting.

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