Swiss President bullish on B'desh middle-income status as targeted

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Visiting Swiss President Alain Berset on Monday expressed his hope Bangladesh would become a middle-income country within the stipulated timeframe.
The Swiss President expressed such optimism while addressing the Bangladesh-Switzerland Business Forum at a hotel in Dhaka, reports BSS.
Jointly organised by the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the Forum was also addressed by Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali as the special guests.
Chief Coordinator on SDG affairs at the Prime Minister's Office Md Abul Kalam Azad, BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam, and leaders of Bangladesh-Switzerland business forum attended the meeting.
Noting the continued support of Switzerland in Bangladesh's progress and development efforts, Alain Berset said: "The Bangladesh-Switzerland bilateral relation has entered a new era,"
He also expressed his satisfaction over the continued and rising economic growth by Bangladesh.
The planning minister said the relations between Bangladesh and Switzerland were a long-standing one in terms of development cooperation and the relations would further intensify through this visit of the Swiss President.
Terming Bangladesh an "excellent destination" for making investments, he urged the Swiss businesses to make more investments in Bangladesh.
Kamal said no other country in the world except Bangladesh could offer such facilities to the businesses to make investment here in Bangladesh.
He noted that Bangladesh needs the support from developed countries like Switzerland to face the challenges of the 21st century alongside further expediting the unimaginable progress of the country.