The Dhaka North City Corporation on Thursday inaugurated a photo exhibition marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the country's independence.
The exhibition styled "Friendship to All, Malice Towards None" has been displaying at the Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park in the capital's Gulshan area that will continue till 31 March next.
Attending the event as chief guest, Foreign Minister AK Momen said, "Due to Bangabandhu's liberal foreign policy, almost all the countries around the globegave recognitions to Bangladeshsoon after the country got independent."
"During Bangabandhu's regime, 126 countries out of 136 across the world recognised Bangladesh as an independent nation," the minister said.
While presiding over the inauguration ceremony, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam said, "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman could continue his role as a statesman for only three and a half years when he put the signature of success almost in all state affairs with his vast knowledge and wisdom."
"Bangabandhu's innate leadership, wisdom and personal relations with global leaders help him achieve diplomatic success within this short span of time," Mayor Atiqul said.
"The basic principle of Bangladesh's diplomacy –Friendship to All, Malice Towards None – which we are now following, was the ideal of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," he said.
Atiqul said the incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is now following the Bangabandhu's peaceful ideals to present Bangladesh in international forums.
"Under the prudent leadership of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is now on the highway of development. Various mega projects like Padma Bridge, Metrorail, and Karnaphuli tunnel, are being implemented in the country," he said, adding that if this developmental course rolls on, the country will soon become a developed nation.