Dutch Led Delegation Keen on Boosting Trade with Bangladesh


A 10-member delegation led by Birgitta Tazelaar, deputy director general for international cooperation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands visited Bangladesh late in August. The objective of the visit was in line with the Netherlands’ new policy strategy to combine trade with development cooperation activities by focusing on activities such as: social and economic development, water and climate adaptation, business development and issues of justice and human rights.

The delegation is expected to delve into the private and development sector and identify pathways for sustainable cooperation concerning climate change, trade and investment opportunities, climate action, gender equality and youth empowerment, the strengthening of civil society and labor rights.The underlying objective is to prep Bangladesh for the upcoming LDC graduation and bring the country in line with new European Union legislation.

Source: The Daily Star

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