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European Commission president pledges enhanced co-op

UNB . Dhaka
22 Feb 2024 16:11:10 | Update: 22 Feb 2024 16:51:17
European Commission president pledges enhanced co-op
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Congratulating Sheikh Hasina on her recent re-appointment as the prime minister of Bangladesh, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she looks forward to continue working towards further strengthening the relations between the European Union and Bangladesh in the coming years.

"The European Union is committed to cooperating with Bangladesh on sustainable development, climate change, migration, and other issues of shared interest," said the head of the European Commission in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The European Commission President said she had the pleasure of meeting PM Hasina in Brussels in 2023 on the occasion of the Global Gateway Forum.

"This also marked the formal launch of negotiations on a new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, which aims to broaden and modernise the framework for our partnership," she mentioned.

"Within the framework of our long-term partnership with Bangladesh, the European Union will continue to work with Bangladesh to uphold and advance the shared priorities of democracy, human rights and the rule of law that underpin our relations," said the European Commission President, wishing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina every success.