Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen stated that Bangladesh welcomes the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in favor of Guyana.
He made this comment while chairing the virtual meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana (CMGG) held on the sidelines of the 78th UNGA on Sunday in New York, according to a press release received in Dhaka yesterday.
“I look forward to our usual discussions, camaraderie, and, in accordance with the consistent views of Heads, our expression of unwavering support for Guyana’s territorial integrity,” said the foreign minister at the meeting.
He mentioned that Bangladesh is pleased to continue in the role of the substantive chair of the Com-monwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland delivered opening remarks while Consul General at the Guyana Consulate General in New York Ambassador Michael E. Brotherson provided an update on recent developments.
The Ministers of CMGG took part in the discussion session and agreed to prepare a concluding statement to convey to the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting, to be held on 21st September 2023.
17 dengue patients die, 3,084 hospitalised in 24hrs DHAKA, Sept 18, 2023 () – A total of 17 dengue patients died and 3,084 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till
8 am yesterday.
On September 2, Bangladesh recorded 21 dengue-related deaths, the highest number in a single day, this year, while the country reported 20 dengue-linked deaths, the second highest deaths during the current year, on September 7.
“The death toll from dengue infection crossed the 800-mark as the authorities recorded 839 dengue deaths between January 1, 2023 and September 18,” a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
“During the period, 894 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 2,190 were admitted to different hospitals outside it,” the DGHS daily statement added.
“This year, 839 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from den-gue disease while 281 died last year,” the statement said.
With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 1,70,768, the statement said, adding: “This year, some 1,59,839 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients.”
“A total of 10,032 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 3,861 are in Dhaka while 6,171 are outside of the capital city,” it added.