Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 27 April 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was cordially received as she arrived in Sydney this morning on a three-day official visit to join the Global Summit of Women. A Thai Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at 7:05 am local time at the Kingsford Smith International Airport of the Australian city. Sheikh Hasina will receive the Global Women's Leadership Award-2018 at a ceremony at International Convention Centre in Sydney this evening. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Vietnam Vice President Thi Ngoc Thinh is scheduled to meet the Prime Minister today. Earlier, the Prime Minister left Dhaka yesterday afternoon for Australia. She made a two and a half hours stopover in the Thai capital Bankok en route to Sydney.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has said, national intellectual property policy would be finalized soon to protect intellectual property. The Minister said this while addressing a seminar at the CIRDAP in Dhaka yesterday.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said, Cambodian businessmen could be benefited by importing world-class products from Bangladesh. The Minister said this while inaugurating a workshop accompanied by his Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak in Phnom Penh yesterday.

The government has taken an initiative to set up 4,500 more community clinics across the country soon to reach healthcare services to the doorsteps of all people. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim revealed this at a discussion marking the founding anniversary of the community clinics at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka yesterday.

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said, a total of 2 lac people have been provided with legal assistance at government's cost through the National Legal Aid Services Organization from 2009 to March 2018. The Minister informed this to media at his office in Dhaka yesterday.

Chinese state-owned carrier China Eastern is keen to start flight operation on Kunming-Chittagong-Kunming route considering fast growing bilateral trade between Bangladesh and China. The proposal was placed when Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo met Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal at his office in Dhaka yesterday. The Minister informed the ambassador that a Bangladesh civil aviation team is visiting China to review the potentials of increasing flight frequencies.

Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman has said, the government will introduce midday meal in all government primary schools across the country by May 31 this year.  The Minister was speaking at a view-exchange meeting with parents and guardians in Pirojpur yesterday.

State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu has said, the government is taking different initiatives to create safe workplace for the workers across the country. The Minister was speaking at a press conference marking the National Professional Health and Safety Day at his office in Dhaka yesterday.

BGB and BSF have vowed that both the forces will not use lethal arms to stop border killings. The chiefs of the two forces came up with the consensus at a DG-level conference at the BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka yesterday.

The European Union has extended its arms embargo against Myanmar following human rights violations in the country. The embargo includes arms, other equipment that could be used for repression and the provision of military training, the Council of the European Union said yesterday.

EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed has said, army will not be deployed in local government elections, including in Gazipur and Khulna city corporation polls scheduled to be held on May 15. He said this at a press briefing at Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon in Dhaka yesterday.

Press Wing