Helen Clark meets Khaleda
Visiting UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has emphasised the continuation of Bangladesh's progress in education and health sectors.
The UNDP chief executive made the remarks when she made a courtesy call on BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in the city yesterday afternoon.
Clark appreciated the tremendous and exemplary achievements made in education sector, particularly in girl education, and in health sector of Bangladesh during the last BNP government led by Khaleda Zia.
The achievements were recorded in UNDP, she said, adding that it is necessary to keep up the continuation of the achievements.
The UNDP administrator said that after Afghanistan, now the UNDP's big programmes are in Bangladesh among the Asian countries.
The UNDP extends support mainly in health and education sectors and also keeps its massive role in climate change issue.
Briefing newsmen, BNP vice-chairman Shamser Mobin Chowdhury, who was present in the meeting, said it was the first visit of Clark, former three-times Prime Minister of New Zealand, to Bangladesh.
This time Clark is visiting only Bangladesh, which proves UNDP's focus on Bangladesh, he said.
The meeting, which lasted for about an hour from 5:20 pm, also discussed the UNDP's role in economy and social sectors of Bangladesh.
BNP leaders MK Anwar and Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan were also present at the meeting.