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Speeches and Testimony

Speeches Shim



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

*As prepared for delivery


  • Her Excellency, Honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina;
  • Honorable Minister of Finance, Abul Maal Muhith;
  • Honorable Secretary for ERD & Co‐Chair of the LCG, Mohammad Shofiqul Azam
  • Esteemed colleagues, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen:

Assalam-u-Alaikum, nomoshkar, and good morning.

On behalf of all the Local Consultative Group Development Partners, it is an honor and a pleasure to be here today. We at the LCG are proud to be among the world’s most active donor communities and very proud of our long‐standing strong partnership with the Government and people of Bangladesh.

Over the next two days, we look forward to discussing the exceptional progress Bangladesh has made in many key development sectors and what we can do to build on this progress to ensure that growth is inclusive and leaves no one behind.