Government Policy

Food Minister for ensuring safe food for Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2017 (BSS) � Bangladesh Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam today said the present government of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made remarkable development in every sector, particularly in food sector.

"The main objective of the present government of Bangladesh is to ensure safe food for its people" said the minister at a meeting with New Zealand Minister for Primary Industries Affairs David Benet in Wellington, said a press release received here today.

A six-member Bangladesh delegation led by the food minister is now visiting Australia and New Zealand at the invitation of Food Standard Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and Ministry for Primary Industries for New Zealand.

Quamrul discussed about activities of the Safe Food Authority of Bangladesh with David Benet and sought necessary technical and other cooperation from New Zealand for implementing activities of the authority.

The New Zealand Minister expressed satisfaction over the present activities of the Safe Food Authority of Bangladesh. He assured the Bangladesh Food Minister of extending technical and other cooperation to the safe food authority.

Earlier, the food minister met Australian Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Luke Hartsuyker in Canberra on February 3.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)