Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh spoke on the theme of "Bangladesh at 50: From Resilience to Stability and Sustainability"

Brussels, 26th of October 2021 - Diplomatic World was honoured to attend the roundtable discussion organised at the Egmont Institute on occasion of the visit to Brussels of the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen.

This year Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of triumphs, which are showcased through the country's strength and perseverance. Bangladesh has made strides towards development with exceptional growth over the last several years in all facets.

Foreign Secretary Momen reminded the audience what Bangladesh has been through - facing challenges emerging from climate change, tackling COVID-19, and sheltering more than a million forcibly displaced nationals of Myanmar from the Rohingya community. It has not always been an easy road, but Bangladesh has come together as a nation to make necessary changes which have led to a quadrupling in their Gross Domestic Product; steady rises in the Human Development Index; rapid progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), etc.

With structural drivers such as favourable demographics, rising urbanisation, expeditious digitalisation, increasing financial inclusion and empowerment, we have every reason to be optimistic about the future prospects of Bangladesh.