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Dhaka for commencing political dialogue with EU next year

  • Published at 08:48 pm November 25th, 2021
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‘Certain provisions for Bangladesh’s RMG industry is being looked into n Brussels’

Dhaka is looking forward to commencing a “Political Dialogue” with the European Union (EU) in 2022.

This was revealed while EU Ambassador to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the latter's office on Wednesday, according to a press release.   

During the meeting, Alam appreciated the EU’s role as a development and trading partner amid the Covid-19 pandemic and looked forward to commencing the ‘Political Dialogue’ with the EU next year.

The EU ambassador said: “Certain provisions of concern for Bangladesh’s RMG industry are being looked into further in Brussels.”

The state minister underscored the need for enhanced bilateral cooperation in climate action.


Also Read - Does the resurgence of Covid in Europe spell disaster for the RMG sector?


Alam encouraged the European Investment Bank to further support regional hydropower projects, alongside other solar regional connectivity projects.

He thanked the EU for its constructive engagement with Bangladesh’s Universal Periodic Review (UPN) recommendations implementation under the UN Human Rights Council.

They also discussed some issues concerning labour rights and migration.

Ambassador Whiteley briefed the state minister about some of the upcoming bilateral engagements in the coming year.

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