October 12, 2022
DHAKA – Bangladesh wants an end to the Russia-Ukraine war that is causing endless sufferings to humanity, especially the poor countries, women and children, said Foreign Minister Abdul Momen.
“Our position is clear. We want the end of the war through resolution. Because, due to war, the poor countries, women, and children are being affected more. Inflation is high, disruption in the supply chain. So, we don’t want war. … If there is indication of ending war in any resolution, Bangladesh will be very happy,” he told journalists at a media briefing on Tuesday.
“We are afraid if the war and subsequent sanctions continue, we will be heavily affected,” he said when asked what Bangladesh will vote in the special session on Ukraine in the UN General Assembly in New York.
“Our position will be for human welfare. We will do whatever is needed. We are not for any particular country. It is not yes, no or abstain. We will not say it. We have decided on it.”
“If the voting is held, we will vote prudently. We want stronger multinational organisations. We have certain principles. We will work accordingly. We believe in the UN Charter. We have other friends also. We will do that in line with our national interest and our principles,” he added.