Leaders of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and the South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation have highly praised Bangladesh’s impressive economic progress in the last one decade.
Bangladesh attained tremendous development in the field of economy in the last one decade under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, they said.
They came up with the statement during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.
A seven-member delegation of WIEF and SEACO Foundation, led by WIEF Secretary General Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, paid a courtesy call on the prime minister. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The WIEF and SEACO Foundation leaders said they had a productive dialogue at the WIEF-SEACO Foundation roundtable in Dhaka.
The roundtable with the theme of ‘Regional Collaboration: Transforming Economies’ was held in a city hotel on Tuesday.
The WIEF secretary general invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join the next WIEF Conference to be held in Qatar in 2020.
He proposed Bangladesh host the WIEF Conference in 2021.
The prime minister appreciated the agenda of the roundtable jointly organised by WIFE and SEACO Foundation.
She said the government is now setting up 100 economic zones across the country for further industrialization and job creation.
Sheikh Hasina said lands in the economic zones are now being allocated to the foreign investors alongside the local entrepreneurs.
PM’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi and PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman were present.