Sri Lanka, one of our closest neighbours and friends, is going through an economic and humanitarian crisis in relation to huge foreign debt. The crisis created a debate of foreign debt’s implication in our economy. The healthy debate has thrown light on the balance of strengths of our economy and pitfalls to avoid. We must keep the pragmatic approach to our economic and foreign policy to ensure the advancement of the nation. In recent weeks, we’ve also seen series of US-Bangladesh meetings redefining the bilateral relations with regard to Rohingya repatriation, boosting financial collaboration, reinstating GSP, enhancing security cooperation converging on the Indo-Pacific Strategy, expatriation of Bangabandhu killer, focusing on fair election process, addressing climate change and facilitating blue economy, among other areas of mutual interest. In this holy month of Ramadan, instead of patience and peace we witnessed the most unfortunate and heart-breaking scenarios in Dhaka’s New Market area. The violent clashes for the silliest of reasons, made us recall the old days of political instability that negatively impacted our economic and academic lives. We must take teachings of Ramadan in practical manner and keep aside egos for greater good.
With that in mind, Press Xpress wishes you all a very happy Eid Mubarak!