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Information minister: Working to make Bangla UN's official language

  • Published at 08:54 pm February 21st, 2020
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud
File photo of Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

There are six official languages -- Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish -- of the UN

The government is working to register Bangla as one of the official languages of the United Nations (UN), Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said.

He made the remark while paying homage to the Language Movement martyrs at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka Friday on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, reports UNB.

"Today our commitment is to develop the country into Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," he said.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said efforts are ongoing to make Bangla an official language of the UN.

"Government's efforts will always be there so that it (Bangla) is made an official language (of the UN)," said the foreign minister.  

There are six official languages of the UN. These are -- Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

According to the UN, the correct interpretation and translation of these six languages, in both spoken and written form, is very important to the work of the organization because this enables clear and concise communication on issues of global importance.

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