Bangladesh

Bangabandhu progressing well

August 5, 1972

ANXIOUS ENQUIRIES ABOUT FLOODS

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is now progressing well, today discusses some official business with the Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner in London. A health bulletin issued today by the Bangabandhu's personal physician Professor Dr Nurul Islam says that the Prime Minister is much better this morning. Bangabandhu is again examined by Sir Edward Muir, who expresses great satisfaction at the rate of progress. The health bulletin adds that Bangabandhu has made some queries about the flood situation in Bangladesh.

WALDHEIM'S BEST WISHES CONVEYED TO BANGABANDHU

Sir Robert Jackson, under-secretary-general of the UN, who is in charge of relief operations in Bangladesh, calls on Bangabandhu today at the London Clinic. He flies into London this morning from New York to convey to Bangabandhu the best wishes of UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Sir Robert Jackson informs the prime minister that relief operations are going on satisfactorily and the present condition in flood-affected districts is receiving special attention of the UN. He also says that the Indian government is also helping in the movement of relief materials. He expresses hope that the UN secretary-general's appeal for one million tonnes of food grain would be answered well.

BOLIVIA ACCORDS RECOGNITION

Bolivia has recognised the People's Republic of Bangladesh, says an announcement by the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka today. Bolivia is the 85th country to accord recognition to Bangladesh.

SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN FOOD IN THREE YEARS

Acting Prime Minister Syed Nazrul Islam today declares that the government has taken up a scheme to achieve self-sufficiency in food within the next three years. Inaugurating the four-day seminar on agricultural policy and education at the Agriculture University, he says that Bangladesh must produce the entire food requirements of the country from her own soil.

TK 3.2 CRORE GERMAN LOAN FOR BANGLADESH

West German government has decided to offer a loan of Tk 3.2 crore to Bangladesh to be used for the most urgent requirements of the ongoing German capital aid projects and for emergency aid supplies. 

SOURCES: August 6, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq. 

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