New York, 04 October 2018:
“The Government of Bangladesh is on high alert and showing ‘zero tolerance’ to the menace of drug. Those involved in this crime are dealt with severely. The message is clear- as our Hon’ble Prime Minister said, ‘We’ve contained militancy, now we’ve taken an initiative to save the country from this drug menace’.” –said the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen in his statement at the Third Committee’s discussion on ‘International Drug Control’ under 73rd UNGA at the UN Headquarters, today.
Ambassador Masud mentioned about the recent high-level event of 73rd UNGA on ‘Global Call to Action on World Drug Problem’ on September 24th at the UNHQ where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the world leaders underscoring the global unity needed to combat the scourge of illicit drugs.
In his statement, the PR said, “We shall not allow drugs to spoil the future of our youths”. He highlighted the significant steps taken by the government to combat illicit trade and smuggling of drug. In this regard, the Ambassador mentioned that Bangladesh has bilateral instruments and border cooperation with neighboring countries.
The Ambassador also said, With concerted efforts, strong political commitment and effective partnership, international community will be able to effectively fight, control and move towards eliminating the scourge of drugs.