Work together to root out poverty from South Asia: PM

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PV Desk : Describing poverty as the main enemy of South Asia’s development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her call to work together by all countries of the region to root out the poverty.

The premier made the call when Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Bangladesh Yasoja Gunasekera paid a farewell call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning.

“Poverty is the main enemy of development of South Asia. So we will have to work together to stamp out the curse of poverty from the region,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the premier as saying while briefing reporters after the meeting.

He said the prime minister and the Sri Lankan envoy discussed matters of bilateral interests especially economic cooperation.

They expressed happiness over the present state of bilateral ties and emphasised on expanding the areas of economic cooperation.

The premier said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a vision to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh.

“In line with the vision, our present government has been striving to materialise the goal of establishing Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country,” she said.

Highlighting various steps of her government to attract investment, the prime minister said the government is encouraging the businesspeople to make more investment for further development of the country.