Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Senator Bob Menendez has underscored the importance of upholding labour rights and workers’ safety alongside economic progress in Bangladesh.
Senator Menendez noted with appreciation Bangladesh’s economic growth and social progress under the leadership of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Adviser for Private Industry and Investment to the Prime Minister Salman Fazlur Rahman held a meeting with Senator Bob Menendez at the latter’s Senate Hart Office Building, Washington DC on Thursday.
Adviser Rahman apprised the Senator about various new initiatives taken at the behest of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to further improve labour rights and workers’ safety.
Referring to the recent fire incident in a factory in Rupgonj, the Adviser apprised the Senator of the formation of a high-powered committee headed by him to inspect building safety and remedial measures.
The discussion covered various aspects of Bangladesh-US relations.
The Advisor briefed the Senator on the impressive socio-economic development that has taken place in Bangladesh during the last 12 years under the "dynamic and visionary leadership" of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He sought the Senator’s support to further strengthen Bangladesh-US relations.
The meeting was also attended by Finance Division Senior Secretary Abdur Rouf Talukder and Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States M Shahidul Islam.