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Sheikh Hasina among top 3 leaders in fighting corona

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Published: 13:01, 6 March 2021   Update: 13:17, 6 March 2021
Sheikh Hasina among top 3 leaders in fighting corona

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (File photo)

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is one of the top three leaders in the Commonwealth consisting of 54 Heads of Government in combating coronavirus (Covid-19).

This was confirmed in a press release issued from Bangladesh High Commission in London on Friday (March 5).

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland QC on March 4 bracketed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley for their extraordinary leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic in a special announcement ahead of the International Women's Day 2021, according to the press release.

The Commonwealth Secretary-General said, “I would like to mention three outstanding leaders in our Commonwealth – Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley – for their extraordinary leadership during Covid-19 pandemic in their roles in their respective countries.”

Patricia Scotland QC said, “All these three leaders alongside so many other women have given me hope for a world that delivers a common future for women and men and serves all of our common good.”

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