German delegation chief calls on Speaker

DHAKA, April 3, 2017 (BSS) - German delegation chief and president of German Parliament Prof Dr Lammert Norbert called on Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker and President of 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her Bangabandhu International Conference Centre office here today.

Describing the IPU Assembly as the largest get together, Chaudhury said, "Bangladesh has reached at rare height with participation of representatives of the parliaments and associate organizations of different countries (in the IPU assembly)."

They held talks about various issues of mutual interests and parliamentary activities and electoral process of Bangladesh, financial and social empowerment of women, social safety and international terrorism.

Praising the economic development of Bangladesh, delegation chief and president of German Parliament, Prof. Dr. Lammert Norbert said, "German is a true friend and development partner of Bangladesh and has been working for its development for long time."

Terming terrorism as a global problem, he stressed the need for concerted efforts to effectively fight the menace internationally. Chaudhury, also Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's (CPA) executive chairperson, expressed gratitude towards the people as well as the government of German to recognize Bangladesh as an independent country in 1972.

She also called upon the investors of German to invest in the special economic zone in Bangladesh and in jute, readymade garments, industries, power and energy, renewable energy and leather sectors.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)