The Government of Sweden has pledged to continue its financial assistance towards improving the workplace environment in Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturing industry.
Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador of Sweden deputed to Bangladesh, delivered the assurance while meeting State Minister for Labour and Employment, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, at the latter’s Secretariat office in Dhaka on April 12, 2018.
Sweden, in partnership with the Norway Government, is currently engaged in a social dialogue focussed on developing the relationship between workers and owners at the readymade garment factories in Bangladesh.
Schlyter expressed her profound satisfaction in the progress of the project, all the while emphasising that Sweden Government is ready to offer assistance to Bangladesh for all necessary work towards developing workplace safety at Bangladesh’s factories.
Haque thanked the Ambassador for the support and highlighted that the industry is on the way to deliver bigger promises and contribute more to the overall development of the country.
The officials of the two countries also discussed the friendly relationship between the two countries and hoped that bilateral relations will grow deeper in the future.
Ashraf Shamim, Additional Secretary to Ministry of Labour and Employment, Khandaker Mostan Hossain, another Additional Secretary to the Ministry, and Aminul Islam, Joint Secretary, were among others present in the meeting.