Australian envoy lauds Hasina's leadership


30th April, 2019 09:21:55 printer

Australian envoy lauds Hasina's leadership

Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Dr Sharman Stone on Tuesday highly appreciated the leadership role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in advancing education for girls and financial and social inclusion of women in society.

Dr Sharman Stone came up with the appreciation when she met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at his office and discussed various issues.

She said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina achieved Global Women’s Leadership Award in Australia in 2018 for her role in women empowerment.

The State Minister briefed the visiting Ambassador about Bangladesh’s success in establishing gender equality and promoting women empowerment.

The Ambassador assured Australia’s continued assistance for Bangladesh to address social issues causing gender-based violence and improve the ability of women to develop a more inclusive economy.

Shahriar Alam also briefed Dr Sharman about the measures taken by Bangladesh government to mainstream women and girls in national plans.