Bangladesh-Denmark enters new chapter of cooperation marking 50yrs of diplomatic relations


Published on April 26, 2022
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A new chapter of cooperation on multilateral sectors of mutual benefits that included energy and technology between Bangladesh and Denmark has started marking the 50 years of diplomatic relations between the countries.

The observation came when visiting Crown Princess of Denmark Mary Elizabeth Donaldson and Danish Minister for Development and Cooperation Flemming Moller Mortensen paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here.

Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed newsmen after the call on.

The Danish Minister said that cooperation between the two countries on various sectors that included energy and technology would further be strengthened in the coming days.

Various issues such as Rohingya crisis, climate change, and women empowerment were discussed in the meeting.

The Crown Princess of Denmark apprised the Prime Minister that they would visit Rohingya camps at Cox's Bazar.

The Danish Minister commended Bangladesh's huge development under the dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina and described Bangladesh as a development miracle.

"I have visited Bangladesh 39 years back. Huge changes have been happened in the country in terms of development," Karim said as quoting the Danish Minister as saying.

To this regard, the Danish Minister said, Bangladesh under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's guidance has earned high level of respect in the international community.

Flemming Moller Mortensen mentioned that businessmen and entrepreneurs of Denmark are now interested to invest in various sectors of Bangladesh.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister described Denmark as a development partner of Bangladesh.

Noting that Bangladesh is a vulnerable country to climate change, Sheikh Hasina said, the government has formed a climate trust fund and some special programmes have been taken to face the adverse impact of climate change.

On the Rohingya issue, the Prime Minister said her government has developed Bhashanchar as a liveable one as part of the move to shift Rohingyas there.

PMO Senior Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Ambassador of Denmark to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen were present.

The Denmark Crown Princess Mary arrived here this morning on a three-day tour to visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar and climate vulnerable community in the Sundarbans area.