Election should be Bangladesh-led process: UK High Commissioner

November 6, 2021

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said that the UK would work with new and existing investors to ensure they could add benefit to, and benefit from, the success of Bangladesh’s economy. The UK is “strongly ready” to increase diplomatic trade, investment and security in the Indo-Pacific region over the next few decades, he said while speaking at the “DCAB Talk”, organised by the Diplomatic Correspondent Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) at the National Press Club. “As a high commission in Bangladesh, we are engaging deeply on issues including climate, biodiversity, and maritime security and many other areas, including working with British businesses to build trade and investment relationships as Bangladesh graduates from a Least Developed to Middle Income Country.” He said: “Graduation is a milestone, not a finishing line. We will continue to work with Bangladesh to achieve a smooth and successful graduation. “We have also decided to continue the duty-, quota-free access to the UK market for three years after graduation, to 2029.” The envoy also spoke about the upcoming COP-26 to be held in Glasgow, Rohingya issues, defense and Covid-19 cooperation between both the countries.

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