Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets German Chancellor Angela MerkelEnlarge image Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel (© dpa)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the 53rd Munich Security Conference. During the bilateral meeting both leaders discussed various issues relating to mutual interests such as boosting relations between the two countries in the areas of trade and business, mitigating climate change risks, development and refugee issues.
The Prime Minister informed the German Chancellor about the socioeconomic progress of the country in different areas particularly in gender parity, women empowerment and poverty reduction. At a post luncheon meeting, Bangladesh and Germany signed a memorandum of understanding on upgrading the current machine readable passport system of Bangladesh to e-passports and a joint declaration of intent on political exchange on counter-terrorism.