Parliamentary diplomacy can resolve global problems: Speaker
— November 13, 2019
DHAKA: Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Dr Shirin
Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday said parliamentary diplomacy is playing a vital role
in enhancing cooperation among countries across the globe.
“It is possible to resolve problems and tackle challenges prevailing in
different countries through parliamentary diplomacy and negotiations… the
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
and Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) are working together
in this regard,” she said.
She stated this while presenting a key note paper in a programme titled
‘Honing Legislative Innovation: Parliamentary Diplomacy for the Future’ of
the three-day “Dhaka Global Dialogue-2019” at a hotel here.
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and
Observer Research Foundation, India are jointly organising the programme.
Over 150 delegates from over 50 countries are taking part in the dialogue.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Nahim Razzak, MP, Shamim
Haider Patwari, MP, former secretary NI Khan and Indian High Commissioner to
Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das were present as special guests, among others, on