B'desh to lead debate on aid, investment for LDCs

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Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNI) Bangladesh as chairman of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will lead the debate in the international negotiations for greater aid, investment and market access for the member countries.

Addressing a press briefing on the outcome of Bangladesh's participation in the 62nd UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said, ''While to be leader of a group of 50 countries is a great honour, we also see this as a great responsibility.'' He said Bangladesh had the capability to uphold the legitimate interest of the LDCs, adding that multilateral diplomacy is an essential ingredient of Bangladesh foreign policy, the Bangladesh Today reported.

Bangladesh was elected the chairman of the coordination council of LDCs on Sunday.

The coordination council of LDCs was constituted in 2001 with countries like Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, Central African Republic of Congo, Guinea, Maldives and Nepal as members among others.


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