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Muslim Ummah should stand by Palestinians: PM

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Published: 15:08, 31 January 2023  
Muslim Ummah should stand by Palestinians: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that Muslim Ummah should collectively stand by the Palestinians.

The Prime Minister made the call when the envoys of seven member countries of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) made a courtesy call on her on Tuesday.

The seven emissaries are Algerian Ambassador Rabah Larbi, Malaysian High Commissioner Haznah Md Hashim, Maldivian High Commissioner Shiruzimath Sameer, Oman's Ambassador Abdul Ghaffar Bin Abdul Karim Al-Bulushi, Palestinian Ambassador Yousef SY Ramadan, Saudi Arabian Ambassador Essa Yousef Essa Alduhailan and UAE Ambassador Abdullah Ali Abdullah Khaseif Alhmoudi.

The Prime Minister’s speech writer Md Nazrul Islam quoted her as saying in a media briefing after the meeting at the PMO.

Sheikh Hasina urged the Muslim nations to collectively stand over Palestinians cause saying since its 1971 emergence Bangladesh’s stance on the issue remained very firm.

The envoys highly appreciated Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for the last 14-year yielding Bangladesh’s development and stability, particularly tackling the Covid-19 pandemic successfully.

According to the Nazrul Islam, the envoys expected that Bangladesh would stay well and remain happy under her leadership and conveyed her that the Muslim Ummah was also happy and proud of her.

The Prime Minister said a neutral election commission was constituted through enactment of a new law and added that the election scheduled for January 2024 would be fair.

Sheikh Hasina said if the people vote for her, she would come in power again and “otherwise not as I believe in the power of the people”.