Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reaffirmed to continue her government’s ongoing drive against terrorism, militancy, narcotics and corruption, saying that this “sickness” of the society will have to be rooted out.
“Due to the misdeeds of those, who ruled the country for 21 years after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975, dirt and garbage were clogged and the erosion of character of the people was made,” she said.
The premier was addressing a reception accorded to her by Bangladesh Embassy in Spain at Hotel Villa Magna on Sunday (Nov 1) evening, reports BSS.
Expatriate Bangladeshis including Awami League leaders and workers living in Spain and other European countries joined the reception.
Describing herself as a “whole-time worker” of the people of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said she is working tirelessly to change a lot of the common people.
“I’m a whole-time worker of the people of Bangladesh … I’m working ceaselessly so that the people of both the urban and rural areas get good results of our work,” she said.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Spain Hassan Mahmud Khandaker delivered the welcome address at the function, while Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahabuddin were present on the dais.
The prime minister arrived at Madrid on Sunday afternoon for a three-day official visit to Spain to join the “Heads of State and Government Summit” of the 25th Annual Conference of Parties (COP25).