Thank you for this warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here.
Let me begin by congratulating you on Bangladesh's remarkable resilience. As the rest of the world struggles with the economic crisis, you keep growing.
I am sure that many finance ministers would like to know your secret!
If I had to guess, I would say it is because you are investing in your people. As we see it at the UN, that is the secret of sustainable development.
In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that Bangladesh has become a model for the world.