Bangladesh seeks more Swiss investment
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has called for more Swiss investment in Bangladesh.
He made the call during a bilateral meeting yesterday (May 23, 2022) with State Secretary of Switzerland Livia Leu on the side line of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.
Shahriar informed the Swiss state secretary that Bangladesh offers one of the world easiest investment opportunities, according to a statement of Bangladesh's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva.
He also flagged Bangladesh's outstanding success in socio-economic development under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Shedding light on different effective measures of Bangladesh to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, he highlighted Bangladesh's remarkable achievement in pandemic response and recovery.
State Minister sought continued support of Switzerland for finding an early durable solution of the Rohingya crisis.
He expressed the gratitude of the people of Bangladesh to Switzerland for recognising Bangladesh on March 13, 1972. Mentionable, Bangladesh and Switzerland are celebrating 50 years of bilateral relation.
The Swiss state secretary applauded Bangladesh's notable socio-economic development and for sheltering over a million Rohingya.
She expressed the interest of Switzerland for further deepening the bilateral ties with Bangladesh in the coming years, including trade and trade and investment.
She also expressed the interest of Switzerland to conclude the Air Service Agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding on skill and knowledge partnership with Bangladesh.
Livia Leu also thanked Bangladesh for committing unconditional support to the candidature of Switzerland for the non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.
State Minister Shahriar is on an official visit to Switzerland to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.