IPU assembly reflects global confidence towards Bangladesh democracy: Speaker

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DHAKA, April 6, 2017 (BSS) – Jatiya Sangsad Speaker and 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday said Bangladesh successfully staged the global forum’s assembly gaining international confidence towards Bangladesh’s democracy.

“I personally think that wide range of participation of all IPU members has reflected great confidence and faith towards the advancement of democracy in Bangladesh, she told a press conference after closing of the five-day long 136th IPU Assembly at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here.

IPU President Saber Hossain Chowdhury, IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong, Chief Whip of Jatiya Sangsad ASM Feroz, Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Miah and IPU Communication Officer Jean Miligan, among other, were present in the press conference.

Dr Shirin, also executive chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), said the bold and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touched people across the world.

Parliamentarians of different countries responded to Bangladesh’s advancement in different areas through participating in the IPU assembly, she added.

In reply to a question, she said, “We have projected a positive Bangladesh through organizing the IPU Fair. This is another achievement of Bangladesh as a host country of this IPU Assembly.”

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