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We don't need any external advices for B'desh: Momen

October 09, 2022 12:00:00

SYLHET, Oct 08 (UNB): Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh does not seek any suggestions from outside noting that Bangladesh is a nation which gas blood to establish democracy and justice ensuring people's rights.

"I would say - let them (foreign critics) see their own faces in the mirror first before talking about others. We don't want that much suggestion," he said while talking to reporters on Saturday after laying the foundation stone for the development of Saheberbazar High School and College in Sylhet Sadar Upazila.

Momen said Bangladesh Awami League came to power again and again through "transparent and credible" elections. "We remain very transparent."

Without mentioning any country's name, he said many of them, who are giving lectures on human rights and democracy, were not beside Bangladesh when the nation fought for independence and struggled for establishing democracy, justice and human rights and when the people's voices were denied.

Momen said the tendency of showing hegemony has increased when Bangladesh is walking towards a better position and doing better on the economic front.

He said the government never indulges in any extrajudicial killings and does not want to see anyone go into disappearance, but accidents happen in all the countries.

"We are very serious so that such accidents do not happen," Momen said, adding Sheikh Hasina's government stands ready to take steps as per the law against those responsible.

The foreign minister expressed displeasure over a section of the media mentioning that the media people go to foreigners to ask questions on Bangladesh's internal issues.

He referred to the killings in the malls and schools (in some countries) and said these are their problems to address.

Earlier, he spoke at a discussion as the chief guest when he said people of Sylhet are going abroad but Sylhet is far behind in education.

"We should pay attention to that. If you study and go abroad then our economy will improve. So, we should all focus on education."

Momen said whenever the Awami League government came to power; there has been great development in the education sector.

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