Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has inaugurated the newly established Bangabandhu Lounge at the Bangladesh Permanent Mission at the United Nations (UN) in New York.
The lounge has been set up marking the observance of Bangabandhu's birth centenary.
"The lounge houses a rich collection of books, photos, documentaries, and graphical displays on the life and work of the Father of the Nation. It demonstrates Bangabandhu's trust and faith in multilateralism; particularly the UN," said Dr Momen on Monday.
He also expressed his interest to contribute to the lounge with more books and other display materials.
The lounge was set up last year but it could not be formally inaugurated due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima said this lounge will be used as a venue for high-level meetings of visiting dignitaries from the UN and the member States offering an opportunity to them to learn about Bangabandhu's ideals and visions.
Under the leadership of Bangabandhu, Bangladesh joined the UN in 1974 and since then it has been playing an outstanding role in the multilateral system, said the Bangladesh Mission.
Currently, it is serving as the Vice-President of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board, facilitating the intergovernmental consultations on the alignment of the agendas of the UN General Assembly and co-charing the Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries to be held from 23 to 27 January 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
This year, it was also elected a vice-president of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.