Outgoing EU envoy calls on Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin

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DHAKA, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS) – European Union (EU) Ambassador Pierre Mayadon today made a farewell call on Jatiya Sangsad (SJ) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her office here.

During the meeting, they discussed different bilateral issues and hoped that the existing relations between Bangladesh and EU would strengthen further in future, said an official handout.

The activities of Bangladesh Parliament, women empowerment, development in health sector, social safety and garments sector in Bangladesh and EU activities also came up for discussion in the meeting.

Dr Sharmin, also the chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), said the present government is working relentlessly for improving the lot of country’s people.

Women empowerment is now visible in Bangladesh, she said, adding the garments industry is a bright example of this. The JS speaker hoped that the European Union will play a role in expanding the markets of Bangladesh-made garment items.

She also urged the EU to come forward to set up industrial units at 100 special industries zones in the country.

EU Ambassador Mayadon stressed on strengthening relations between the parliaments of EU countries and Bangladesh Parliament, the release added.

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