A: I requested technical assistance and training for development of human resources in information technology. I urged Clinton to grant Bangladeshi products duty-free and quota-free access to the United States. In recognition of Bangladesh's leading role in eliminating child labor from the garment industry, it should have been rewarded much earlier. Also, one of the saddest chapters in our history was the brutal killing of my father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and several family members. Three of the convicted killers now live in the United States. I requested the president's assistance in expeditious finalization of the extradition treaty.
Q: At independence, Bangladeshi women averaged six to seven children. Today, that rate has been halved by a strong family planning program. Yet, Bangladesh still has 120 million people and, by the year 2050, will have at least twice that number, according to the U.S. State Department. How will Bangladesh feed, educate, employ and house those kinds of numbers?
A: We'll send them to America. (Laughter). Globalization will take that problem away, as you free up all factors of production, also labor. There'll be free movement, country to country. Globalization in its purest form should not have any boundaries, so small countries with big populations should be able to send population to countries with big boundaries and small populations. Already, we have nearly 2 million working abroad. Together with controlling population growth, we're also taking measures to increase production of food.