October 20, 2021, 1:39 am
Dhaka: Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin
Chaudhury today underscored the need for proper implementation of corona
vaccination programme to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is now widespread throughout the world…proper
vaccination is very much important to overcome the pandemic,” she said while
US Ambassador in Bangladesh Earl Robert Millar made a courtesy call with the
Speaker at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office here.
During the meeting, they discussed elaborately on parliamentary process,
COVID-19 vaccines situation, Mujib Borsho, the golden jubilee of the
Independence and the women empowerment in Bangladesh.
Terming the corona vaccination programme as a collective welfare, Dr
Sharmin said “it is necessary to ensure the vaccines for the developing
countries across the world.”
The Speaker also informed the US envoy about 10-day long programme
scheduled on the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the
golden jubilee of the independence begins from March 17.
Mentioning that a total of 73 women parliamentarians are now in the 11th
Jatiya Sangsad, the Speaker said the women in Bangladesh are now progressing
significantly, adding that the government is distributing various incentives
to the women entrepreneurs.
Lauding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in COVID-19 vaccines
programme, development and women empowerment in Bangladesh, the US envoy said
“Bangladesh is successfully facing the COVID-19 situation.”
He, however, assured that the bilateral relations between the United States
and Bangladesh will strengthen more in future, adding that “It is
praiseworthy that Bangladesh has done tremendous development despite the
ongoing corona virus situation.”
Senior parliament secretariat officials were present during this time. Bss.