Mr. Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Director to Bangladesh and Bhutan paid a courtesy call on the Hon’ble Foreign Minister today at his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Abdoulaye Seck congratulated the Foreign Minister for being appointed as Foreign Minister of Bangladesh. He mentioned that the World Bank has been intensively engaged in Bangladesh and would like to further strengthen the partnership in the coming days.
The Foreign Minister thanked the World Bank for its support since the independence of Bangladesh. He mentioned Bangladesh’s tremendous socio-economic progress attained under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Foreign Minister requested the World Bank to support in improving the quality of people’s lives, especially in the environmental and health sectors of Bangladesh. They discussed about how support could be scaled up for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. The Foreign Minister requested the World Bank to engage with the government of Myanmar for the safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas to Myanmar.