Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday stated South Asian nations should transfer past the “majority-minority mindset” as pluralism was the energy of the area.
Talking at a session of the India Financial Summit right here, Hasina stated Bangladesh continued to champion regional cooperation with groupings similar to BIMSTEC, BBIM, BCIM and SAARC. “Establishing connectivity will give a door to us to cooperate with each other,” she stated.
Hasina stated up to now decade, there have been many “lofty” regional concepts and initiatives with some succeeding whereas others failing to ship.
“In the next decade, we should follow certain principles — first we must try to secure peace, stability and harmony for every individual across our societies. We must move beyond the majority-minority mindset. Pluralism has been the strength of South Asia,” she stated.
The nations within the area ought to be capable to have a good time South Asia’s variety — regional, ethnic and linguistic — Hasina stated.
“We must ensure that inequalities across societies do not widen,” she stated, including that wealth creation ought to be inclusive and attain the underside strata.