Friday, 19 August, 2022

Dhaka seeks enhanced role of UNDS in socio-economic dev

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has underscored the continued, coordinated and enhanced role of the UN Development System (UNDS) in the socio-economic progress of Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The Foreign Secretary also elaborated on efforts of Bangladesh to comprehensively resolve the Rohingya crisis through repatriation and requested international community’s sustained support in this regard.

He hosted a working lunch on Sunday in honor of the visiting delegation of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS led by Yoka Brandt, President of the Executive Board, Ambassador, and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations.

Visiting board members - Permanent Representatives of Sweden, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya, representatives from UN Secretariat, and representatives from UN agencies in Bangladesh also attended the working lunch.

The President and members of the Executive Board  highly appreciated the development and growth of Bangladesh.

The visit of the Executive Board will continue till June 30, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.