Referring to the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh with residence in New Delhi Ritva Koukku-Ronde termed Bangladesh as a "global role model" for many aspects, including women empowerment and gender equality.
She also lauded the socio-economic advancements taking place in Bangladesh, the foreign ministry said as she paid farewell call on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, at the latter’s office on Tuesday.
The State Minister thanked the Finnish Ambassador for her efforts and contributions in further strengthening bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Finland.
He briefed the Finnish Ambassador on the steady socio-economic development of Bangladesh over the last 14 years under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The State Minister also touched upon Bangladesh’s spectacular achievements in green RMG factories, solar home systems and women’s increased participation in workforce.
The two sides also discussed various other bilateral and international issues of mutual interest and concern, including renewable energy and waste2energy, digital technology and cybersecurity, shipbuilding and ship-recycling, bio-based material development, climate change, food and energy security, Rohingya crisis, war in Ukraine, cooperation in international fora, among others.