I commence my message by remembering our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who has sown the seeds of revolution in the Bengali consciousness. The word Bangladesh would not have been born without him. I express my absolute respect and gratitude to our Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, since she is relentlessly leading Bangladesh towards sustainable development with utmost success.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs formulates and executes the foreign policy of the Government of Bangladesh. The core guidance of policy formulation comes from the relevant section of the Constitution of Bangladesh.
In developing the external policy of the Republic, the Ministry draws from the laws of the land, acts of the Parliament, international treaties that Bangladesh is a State party to, and other customary sources. In discharging its functions, the Ministry follows the provisions of the Rules of Business of the Government of Bangladesh.
The Foreign Ministry represents the State to foreign governments and international organizations through its 81 missions across the globe. The Ministry’s goals are to develop and maintain friendly relations with other States and foster cooperation with developed, developing, and least-developed countries and various regional, sub-regional, political, and economic groups.
The Ministry pursues Bangladesh’s external economic and trade interests, promotes its culture abroad, and disseminates information to foreign countries. It safeguards the legal rights and promotes the interests of its citizens and other legal entities in foreign countries.
The Ministry discharges its diverse duties through its headquarters in Dhaka and through its network of Missions aboard. The work of the Ministry is conducted by a number of wings. These divisions gather, analyze and process information, set priorities, and draw up options according to the allocation of their individual areas and responsibilities.
I sincerely thank the entire team of the International Corporate Association of Professionals (InCAP) and The InCAP because they have been consistently showing perfection for a long time. I wish impressive success for this international business magazine. Despite the ups and downs, I am looking forward to a wonderful year. Let the New Year bring changes for the better in the life of every person and every family. May this year be filled with joy and prosperity.
Joy Bangla, Joy Bangabandhu.
May Bangladesh Live Forever.
Md. Shahriar Alam,MP
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh