Suspension of GSP not US government stand: US CongressmanUNB. Dhaka
The United States wants to see further development of the Bangladesh’s RMG sector with united effort from all stakeholders, including buyers and retailers.
US Congressman Sander Levin made the observation when he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office Tuesday morning.
PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed the reporters after the meeting.
Congressman Levin said that buyers and the retailers have their due role towards the development of RMG sector and there is a need for united effort of all to this end.
He said the suspension of the GSP facilities for Bangladesh by the USA is not any stand by the US government against Bangladesh.
In response, the Prime Minister hoped that ‘good actions’ would lead to reinstatement of the GSP facilities for Bangladesh by the USTR in December this year.
She highlighted various steps taken by her government for the welfare of the country’s people including implementation of large-scale social safety net programmes.
Ambassador at Large M Ziauddin, media adviser to the PM Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, PMO Secretary Molla Waheeduzzaman, PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad and US ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena were present during the meet.
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