UNB: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said Bangladesh will continue to maintain a balanced foreign policy – noting the importance of the country’s geostrategic location.
“My challenge is – there are three countries – the United States, India and China. These are powerful countries. I have to maintain the relationship with these three countries in such a way so that we can have an improved relationship with each country,” he said.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a citizens’ dialogue on Bangladesh’s achievements, opportunities, and challenges. Bangladesh Study Group hosted the dialogue at Jatiya Press Club.Momen said Bangladesh cannot ignore any country and reiterated that it is maintaining a balanced role in regard to ties with India and China. “We need to move ahead maintaining a balance with them.”
The foreign minister said Bangladesh has become a center of interest due to its important geostrategic location. He thinks the future world will be an Asian-led world. Asia is on track to top 50% of global GDP by 2040 and drives 40% of the world’s consumption, representing a real shift in the world’s center of gravity.
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