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Swedish State Secretary for Int'l Cooperation and Trade Diana Janse visits BD

She discussed bilateral trade relations, the business environment and how to further support for the green transition with representatives of Swedish companies

Update : 11 Oct 2023, 04:13 PM

The Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and International Trade Diana Janse visited Bangladesh on October 9-10. 

During her visit, the State Secretary had constructive discussions with representatives of the Bangladesh government, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and State Minster for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, as well as civil society representatives and development partners.

Diana Janse met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

She discussed bilateral trade relations, the business environment and how to further support for the green transition with representatives of Swedish companies. 

"I am happy to pay my first visit to Bangladesh. Last year’s 50th anniversary between our countries was a milestone and we are proud to have been part of Bangladesh impressive development journey. Our partnership is in transition. Swedish development cooperation has been a cornerstone of bilateral relations. Today our ties are multifaceted, dynamic and growing. Bangladesh is an important and growing trade partner. Sweden will continue to work to enhance this partnership and support Bangladesh’s path towards sustainable economic growth and inclusive development,” said Janse at the end of her visit.

In the meetings with Bangladeshi counterparts, discussions revolved around bilateral ties, focusing on areas where Sweden and Bangladesh see possibilities for enhanced partnership, including finding synergies between development and trade, sustainability and the green transition.

Topics related to democracy, including the importance of free, fair and participatory elections, human rights and the situation of the Rohingya refugees were also discussed.

Both sides exchanged views on the war in Ukraine and the situation in the Indo Pacific. 

The State Secretary visited Swedish supported community activities on water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) and Urban Health Care Services in Dhaka.

In addition, the Swedish delegation also visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, following up on Swedish support to the crisis.

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