Speaker of the National Parliament. Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury paid a courtesy call on Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abevardhan.
The meeting was held on Monday (September 18) at the Sri Lankan Parliament House
During the meeting, they discussed the unprecedented development of Bangladesh, expansion of trade, climate change and other global challenges, women’s empowerment, mutual cooperation between parliaments of the two countries, etc.
Speaker Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury said that due to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s tireless efforts, the economy of Bangladesh is still functioning even though the economy of many countries is struggling due to Corona and Russia-Ukraine war. In addition to bringing economic stability to the country, 100% electrification, maternal health protection, maternity allowance, providing scholarships to about one crore female students by sending money to mobile phones, economic and political empowerment of women, unprecedented progress of women in education, skill development of women through IT-based training, Deltaplan 2100 to combat climate change. The present government is working successfully in all areas of formulation etc. Besides transitioning as a developing country, the government has ensured political and economic stability in the country, which is conducive to ongoing development. The current government has ensured the protection of people’s living standards even in the remote areas of the country. Bangladesh national parliament is playing an important role in the practice of democracy.
Appreciating the unprecedented development of Bangladesh, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abewardane said that the progress of Bangladesh today is commendable around the world. Both countries can benefit by increasing mutual cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries. He emphasized on the reconstruction of the ‘Friendship Group’ consisting of parliamentarians of the two countries.
Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury invited Sri Lankan Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abewardane to visit Bangladesh at a convenient time.
Bangladesh High Commissioner appointed in Sri Lanka Tarek Md. Ariful Islam, Bangladesh National Parliament Secretariat Deputy Secretary Mohammad Rashed Iqbal Chowdhury were present.