DHAKA, Bangladesh – The ambassadors of Norway, Denmark and Sweden met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nordic countries’ relations with Bangladesh.
The meeting, which took place in Ganabhaban, focused on the countries’ common history and friendship and their future partnerships.
Envoys Espen Rikter-Svendsen from Norway, Winnie Estrup Petersen from Denmark and Alex Berg von Linde from Sweden also had a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday, when “the Nordic day” is celebrated globally, said a press release.
They also talked about the importance of participatory democracy and the role of free and fair elections in Bangladesh’s development.
The meetings highlighted the potential for increased commercial interaction between the Nordic countries and Bangladesh and the added value of Nordic companies in areas such as sustainability, green conversion, smart cities, urbanization and digitalisation.
On 4 February 1972, the Nordic countries were among the first to recognize Bangladesh.