Diplomat magazine runs cover story on Hasina

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 15:15, Sep 15, 2019 | Updated : 15:18, Sep 15, 2019

The latest edition of Diplomat magazine featuring Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.The latest edition of Dutch magazine Diplomat ran its cover story featuring the Bangladesh prime minister titled ‘Sheikh Hasina: The Mother of Humanity’, reports BSS
The edition was introduced to members of The Hague-based diplomatic corps, international media, think-tanks, business personalities at a ceremony at a local hotel in The Hague on Thursday (Sept 12), says statement by the embassy in the Netherlands on Sunday (Sept 15).
Ambassadors of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, Republic of Korea, Uzbekistan, State of Palestine, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Angola, Tanzania, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Holy See, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, and Ecuador; Charge d’Affaires of the Russian Federation, Georgia, Argentina, and Azerbaijan; and representatives from the embassies of the USA, Kenya, Poland and Panama joined the function.
Publisher of the Diplomat Magazine Dr Mayelinne De Lara and Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal along with the participating Ambassadors introduced the edition to the audience.
Ambassador Belal highlighted to the audience how the world came to know Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the ‘Mother of Humanity’ after her bold decision to open borders for the fleeing persecuted Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine State and thereby saving thousands of lives.
The Ambassador also explained how Bangladesh government has been extending all sorts of humanitarian assistance including shelter, food, healthcare, water and sanitation, etc. to the persecuted Rohingya people solely on humanitarian ground despite numerous challenges to the economy, ecology and security of Bangladesh.
He urged the international community to come forward to facilitate early repatriation of the displaced Myanmar residents to their homeland in Rakhine with safety, dignity and basic rights in a time-bound manner.
The ambassador also called upon the international community to eliminate the culture of impunity for the sake of a durable solution to the protracted Rohingya problem.