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Bangladesh, Germany discuss bilateral issues

  • Published at 01:37 pm July 19th, 2018

Rohingya crisis was also discussed at meeting between foreign minister and visiting German minister

Visiting German Minister of State Niels Annen has met with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.

At the Padma state guesthouse, on Thursday, they discussed bilateral issues and focused on the Rohingya crisis, an official said, reports UNB. 

Prior to his arrival in Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon, Annen said, "On my first official trip to Dhaka, we will be talking about the response to the Rohingya crisis, for which Bangladesh deserves our respect, and to which Germany is also providing important assistance."

He will also talk to unions and textile buyers to call for sustainable and humane working conditions in the local textile industry.

During his three-day visit, the minister of state will meet members of the political opposition and representatives of civil society.

"His intention is to hear about current developments in the human rights situation in Bangladesh," reads a statement issued by the German Foreign Ministry.

Germany is providing humanitarian assistance and stabilization projects to support Bangladesh, which has taken in more than a million Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar.

Annen will also meet representatives of international aid organisations and the German Red Cross, it said.

Germany has been one of the most important consumers of clothing made in Bangladesh for some years.I It is calling for humane standards of occupational health and safety, and other labour rights for the millions – mostly of women –who work in the sector.

Before arriving in Dhaka, the German minister visited India.