President for joint-efforts to promote global peace at all costs

President M Abdul Hamid called upon all to shun the path of divisions, join hands and walk together on the path of peace as he opened the “World Peace Conference-2021”, highlighting Bangladesh’s “untiring quest” for building a peaceful, just, rights-based, inclusive and prosperous nation.

“We cherish peace with great affection . . . And we are committed to attain, sustain, promote and strengthen peace at all costs,” he told the peace conference at a city hotel this afternoon.

In line with the country’s Constitutional obligations, Bangladesh believes that peace around the world is the best guarantee for the national security and “we would continue our efforts to resolving conflicts through peaceful means and promote peace across the globe.”

Bangladesh is hosting the two-day ‘World Peace Conference’ here as part of celebrations of twin historic mega events – – the Mujib Year, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.

Organized by the ministry of foreign affairs, as many as 50 countries’ representatives belonging to global think tanks, writers, poets, singers and political personalities are attending from both virtually and in person here.

Noting that now-a-days the world is facing with numerous challenges, like fatal COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts, Abdul Hamid said, “Unless we are united and ensure mutual peace and harmony, we will not be able to secure a safe and habitable world for our children and future generations which is already grappling with adverse effects of climate change.”

The head of the state called for ending discriminations based on race, faith, color, religion and ethnicity, and ensure equal opportunity for all.

Being human being in a shared planet, Abdul Hamid said people have also shared responsibilities here and a fair international system is also essential for all the peoples of the world.

“We consider peace to be the crucial importance all over the world . … Maintenance of peace and harmony are essential elements of our life as peace guarantees freedom from violence or fear between individuals or groups,” he observed.