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Denmark keen to invest in Bangladesh IT sector

Denmark will continue providing assistance for the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh, outgoing Danish ambassador Winnie Estrup Petersen says

Update : 13 Jul 2023, 10:15 PM

Outgoing Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen has said Denmark is keen to invest in various sectors of Bangladesh, including information technology (IT). 

During her farewell call on President Mohammed Shahabuddin at Bangabhaban on Thursday, the Danish envoy also said her country will always continue to cooperate on the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh. 

The president congratulated the ambassador on the successful completion of her assignment in Dhaka. 

Mentioning that Denmark was the first state from the European Union to recognize Bangladesh after its independence, the president expressed his gratitude to the government and the people of Denmark. 

On climate change, he said Bangladesh is one of the countries affected most by the issue and that Denmark and Bangladesh can work together on this front. 

Referring to the signing of a joint action plan between Bangladesh and Denmark on sustainable and green framework engagement, the president expressed his satisfaction, saying: "As a result, Bangladesh will be able to reduce the damage caused by climate change." 

The head of state expressed gratitude to Denmark for providing political and humanitarian support on the Rohingya issue.

Demark and along with other international agencies and development partners would put pressure on Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland, Rakhine State, in a safe, sustainable and dignified manner, he hoped. 

About the upcoming national polls in Bangladesh, the president said Bangladesh is determined to hold a free, fair and credible election. "All necessary support will be provided to the Election Commission in this connection," he added. 

The outgoing Danish ambassador thanked the president for his cooperation in discharging her assignment here. 


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