Denmark has assured Bangladesh of providing more support to the country’s power, energy, ship building industry and trade and business sectors for socio- economic development of Bangladesh.
The assurance came when the visiting Danish Development and Cooperation Minister Soren Pind paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here.
During the meeting, they discussed wide range of bilateral relations, Danish investment in Bangladesh’s private sector and expansion of Trade and business between the two countries, said Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad after the meeting.
The Prime Minister said her present government attaches great importance to her relations with Denmark as it considers Denmark as a dependable friend and development partner.
She said Bangladesh and Denmark currently enjoy excellent bilateral relations that are characterized by friendly feelings, commonality of views, economic cooperation and increasing bilateral trade, which are well reflected in the economic cooperation between the two countries in various sectors of our development.
Referring to Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord signed during the past Awami League government, Sheikh Hasina said her government is committed to implementing the CHT Peace Accord with a view to upholding political, social, cultural and economic rights of all citizens living in the CHT region.
In this context, she said her previous government was trying to implement the accord fully in line with the agreement. The past BNP-Jamaat government did not take any initiative to implement the accord, she added.
The Prime Minister informed the Danish minister that land commission has so far been constituted in line with the accord to resolve the land related disputes in the hill region.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has also launched different projects for the development of Chittagong Hill Tracts. In this context, she sought more Danish support for the CHT region.
About terrorism, the Prime Minister said her government is firm to root out terrorists and militants at any cost. The terrorists have no boundary and political ideology, she added.
Regarding poverty alleviation, she said the present Awami League government has taken various measurers to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh by eradicating poverty and hunger.
The Danish Minister lauded the Prime Minister for her able leadership and relentless efforts to turn Bangladesh into a modern technologically advanced one.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister M A Karim, Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Molla Waheeduzzaman and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were present.
Meeting with Dipu Moni.
Visiting Danish Development and Cooperation Minister Soren Pind has assured of continuing development cooperation with Bangladesh for development of the country.
He gave the assurance during his meeting with Foreign Minister Dipu Moni at state guest house Padma in the capital, Dhaka on Tuesday.
During the meeting, they discussed various issues including food and health security, strengthening democracy, establishing good governance, eliminating corruption, strengthening institutions, instituting rule of law, fighting climate change challenges, providing energy security, conducting counter terrorism measures, empowering women, and meeting crucial infrastructure requirements, a foreign ministry press statement said.
The foreign minister mentioned that the government is putting its efforts in these areas and is working to translate the peoples desire to bring positive changes in all spheres of life to realize the vision 2021.
She also said Bangladesh attaches great importance to the relations with Denmark and considers Denmark as a dependable friend and development partner.
The Danish minister pointed out the need for more high level bilateral visits between the two countries and expressed hope that more high level visits would take place between Bangladesh and Denmark in the near future