A top official of the World Bank (WB) has acknowledged Bangladesh’s remarkable economic development and growth.
He reassured that the WB’s assistance in Bangladesh’s economic prosperity will continue unabated.
The meeting held at the WB headquarters’ in Washington DC was also attended by other high-ranking officials of the global lending body, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Friday.
In the meeting, Salman F Rahman highlighted Bangladesh’s unprecedented economic development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reiterating that Bangladesh’s economy was on a solid footing.
In particular, he noted that Bangladesh’s economic performance and the GDP growth of 5.24 percent despite the global pandemic induced by the Covid-19 was duly acknowledged across the board, which underscored Bangladesh’s macro-economic capability and resilience.
The other delegates were Abdur Rouf Talukder, Senior Secretary, Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance; Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA); Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Secretary of Economic Relations Division (ERD) and Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In another meeting, the Bangladesh delegation led by Salman F Rahman met IFC’s South Asia Vice President and the World Bank’s acting South Asia Vice President.