The DG also said Bangladesh can be included in the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) of UNIDO
Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) LI Yong has appreciated the exemplary economic development of Bangladesh in recent years and offered all sorts of cooperation from UNIDO.
The DG also said Bangladesh can be included in the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) of UNIDO and the existing country program can be connected to the PCP.
The UNIDO DG made the remarks when permanent representative of Bangladesh to United Nations agencies and other international organizations in Vienna Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith presented credentials to him at the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria recently.
While accepting the Credentials, the UNIDO DG welcomed Ambassador Muhith in Vienna and wished him success in discharging his responsibilities, according to the Embassy & Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Vienna.
The DG commended the active role of previous Bangladesh Ambassador in strengthening the cooperation between Bangladesh and UNIDO and reiterated UNIDO’s strong commitment to support Bangladesh to reach the next level of industrial development.
He remembered his visit to Bangladesh and his fruitful meetings with the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Finance Minister in 2017.
Ambassador Muhith thanked the DG for accepting the Credentials and appreciated his leadership to take UNIDO to a new height.
The Ambassador also thanked the DG for the existing excellent relationship between Bangladesh and UNIDO and request for extending the purview of the cooperation in the field of blue economy, climate change, waste management, food security, SDGs implementation as well as the issues on Covid-19 (challenges & opportunities).
The Ambassador accepted the proposal from the DG for the cooperation in the field of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and informed the DG that Bangladesh has already started the implementation of the 4IR innovations under it’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative.
He requested the DG to give emphasis on the projects already identified under the country program which has greater catalytic impacts on the economy.
He also suggested the DG to take waste management and waste to energy projects in Bangladesh involving the World Bank for financing.
The Ambassador thanked the DG UNIDO for his continuous support to Bangladesh and expressed his desire to work closely with UNIDO in the coming days.