Salman Fazlur Rahman, Adviser for Private Industry and Investment to the Prime Minister held a meeting with Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday ( July 29) at the latter’s Senate Hurt Office Building, Washington DC.
The discussion covered various aspects of Bangladesh-US relations, said a press release of Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC.
Senator Menendez noted with appreciation Bangladesh’s economic growth and social progress under the leadership of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In this regard, the Senator also underscored the importance of upholding labor rights and workers’ safety side by side with economic progress. Adviser Rahman apprised the Senator about various new initiatives taken at the behest of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to further improve labor rights and workers’ safety.
Referring to the recent fire incident in a factory in Rupgonj, the Adviser apprised the Senator of the formation a high-powered committee headed by him to inspect building safety and remedial measures.
The meeting was also attended by Senior Secretary of Finance Division Abdur Rouf Talukder and Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States M Shahidul Islam. Advisor Salman F Rahman is currently visiting the USA as the leader of a high-level delegation in connection with the Bangladesh Investment Roadshow in major US cities.