Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are working with the Bangladesh parliament to strength parliamentary democracy in the country.
“The Jatiya Sangsad organised the 'CPA Road Show' for school and college students to make them more aware about politics and parliament… Such programmes will be held more in future,” she said.
She said this when the outgoing British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake called on the Speaker at her office.
Chaudhury said unprecedented development has taken place in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister is working cordially to give the parliamentary democracy an institutional shape, she added.
The Speaker said an orientation programme was held for the newly-elected lawmakers to familiarise them with the parliamentary activities. More events like this will be held in future, she added.
Alison Blake praised the development activities in Bangladesh. She also expressed satisfaction over the hospitality of the country's people.
She said bilateral relation between the two countries is long-standing. “The relation would strengthen further,” she hoped.
Blake said Bangladesh is a role model for political and economic empowerment of women.