EU wants to continue to work with Bangladesh, EU envoy expressed

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Rense Teerink has said EU wants to continue to work with Bangladesh for mutual benefits, reports BSS.

“We want to continue to work with Bangladesh for mutual benefits,” the EU ambassador told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she paid a courtesy call on the PM at her Jatiya Sangsad Office here this evening.

German Ambassador in Dhaka Peter Fahrenholtz was present at the meeting.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

Teerink said EU is one of the biggest export destinations of Bangladesh and both sides are being benefited from it. “We are keen to boost up trade relations with Bangladesh,” she said.

Mentioning that the EU is a big development partner of Bangladesh in education sector, she said, “We also want to continue this cooperation.”

Later, British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake paid a farewell call on the prime minister at the same place.

At the meeting, the premier sought cooperation from the UK for construction of rail line from Padma Bridge to Payra Port saying the UK has huge experience in railway sector.

The British High Commissioner highly appreciated Bangladesh for its tremendous development in women empowerment.

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