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Joints efforts, resource mobilisation key

FM addresses seminar on SDGs

WT24 Desk

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday called for joint efforts with required resource mobilisation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agencies report.

Highlighting historical background of SDGs, he said Bangladesh played a significant role in setting the new set of global goals.

The Foreign Minister was addressing a seminar titled ‘Implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh: Current Status and Future Prospects’ held at the Media Bazaar of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.

Additional Secretary (SDGs) at Prime Minister’s Office M Mokammel Hossain presented a paper at the seminar chaired by Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad.

Economic Relations Division Additional Secretary Sultana Afroz and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) professional fellow Dr M Asaduzzaman also spoke there.

Dr Momen termed Bangladesh a country of innovation and said challenges related to financial, technological and social will not appear as barriers to SDGs implementation.

The speakers emphasised partnership between private and public sectors, South-South Cooperation and resource mobilisation to achieve the SDGs.

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