Poverty alleviation by 2024: Muhith

UNB | Published: October 12, 2017 11:01:48 | Updated: October 25, 2017 04:15:06


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Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said Bangladesh will achieve success in alleviating poverty by 2024.

The minister came up with the assertion while addressing at an international seminar titled 'Towards Sustainable Development: Lessons from MDGs and Pathway for SDGs' as the chief guest at a hotel in New York of the USA on Tuesday, said a press release issued by Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations (UN).

"We have achieved most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to our strong willpower," he said.

Muhith also said Bangladesh has been working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using the experience gathered from the implementation of MDGs.

Assistant administrator and director of Bureau of Policy and Programme Support of UNDP Magdy Martinez Soliman, also the under secretary general of the UN, spoke in the inaugural session.

Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York and the Ambassador of Bangladesh to El Salvador, among other members of Bangladesh delegation, was present.

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