Bangladesh ahead of Australia in Covid-19 vaccination: envoy tells PM | The Daily Star
04:50 PM, March 03, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:19 PM, March 03, 2021

Bangladesh ahead of Australia in Covid-19 vaccination: envoy tells PM

The newly-appointed Australian High Commissioner Jeremy Bruer today appreciated Bangladesh's success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh is ahead of Australia in vaccination programme.

The Prime Minister met the newly-appointed Australian envoy at her official residence Gono Bhaban today. She said the government has been able to successfully tackle the Covid-19 pandemic with combined efforts of all sectors.

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"We've engaged all government agencies, including the administration, armed forces, police, party leaders and workers, to face the challenges of and combat the Covid-19," she added. PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

Regarding the Rohingya issue, Sheikh Hasina renewed her call to the international community for coming forward to settle the matter. "Bangladesh is continuing its dialogue with Myanmar to send back the Rohingyas to their homeland," she said.

Putting emphasis on strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, Jeremy Bruer said his country wants to continue this cooperation and advance it further.

Regarding the upcoming tour of Australian cricket team to Bangladesh, Jeremy Bruer appreciated the Bangladesh cricket team while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh took support from Australia for developing its cricket.

The Australian envoy informed the Prime Minister that he has taken the first dose of coronavirus vaccine along with diplomats in Dhaka.

PM's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus was present during the meeting.

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