Brexit won’t harm EU relations with Bangladesh: envoy

DU Correspondent | Published: 01:45, Jan 24,2020


European Union ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink on Thursday said that the relationships between the EU and Bangladesh would remain unchanged even after the exit of United Kingdom from the alliance.

She expressed her hope that the relation between Bangladesh and the blog of 28-European countries would grow in future and new dimension of relationships would be ventured.

She came with these remarks while addressing a discussion on ‘relations between EU and Bangladesh’ at the RC Majumdar Arts Auditorium of Dhaka University.

Mass communication and journalism department of the university organised the programme.

The EU envoy also mentioned that Bangladesh had made a lot of progress in ensuring labour rights but more progress was needed.

She also noted that the trade facilities provided by the EU had been a ‘major instrument’ that had helped Bangladesh made the most out of it.

She also added that, ‘We are supportive to the goals of Bangladesh for graduating from LDC status by 2024 and it is very ambitious development agenda. Foreign Direct Investment plays a key role here.’

The head of EU mission also said that Bangladesh had enough law and policies to regulate the trade and investment, but those were not implemented properly.

She also addressed various issues over Rohingya crisis, migration, women rights, education etc.

Presided over by Professor Kaberi Gayen the programme was also addressed by social science faculty dean Sadeka Halim and journalism department teacher Shameem Reza.

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