Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited to WEF annual meeting


GB news24 desk//

World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende has invited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the next WEF annual meeting to be held in Davos, Switzerland in January 2019.

Brende extended the invitation when he paid a courtesy call on the premier at her hotel in New York on Tuesday afternoon.

After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed reporters.

The WEF president informed the premier that some 100 heads of government or state as well as big investors usually join the annual event. “So, Bangladesh can gear up its investment and development activities by participating in the meeting,” Brende said.

Sheikh Hasina had also a meeting with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Queen Maxima, who is also a special representative of the UN Secretary General on Social Inclusion, congratulated the prime minister saying that Bangladesh has done better than many countries in the financial inclusion index.

She assured of working with Bangladesh continuously in this regard.

LGRD Minister Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Ministry Dr Dipu Moni, PM’s Principal Secretary Md Najibur Rahman were present at the meeting, among others.

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