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UK parliamentary under secretary calls on Speaker
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-10-27,  Publish Time : 21:48,  View Count : 4
Visiting UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development Lynne Featherstone on Monday called on Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhury at the Speakers' residential office in Dhaka.

During the meeting, they discussed on various matters related to bilateral issues and mutual interest, an official handout said.

They also discussed various issues related to improvement of the parliamentary democracy.

The Speaker said members of parliament here have the opportunity to play significant role on various social matters like reducing of mother and child mortality rate, establishing gender parity and ensuring women empowerment.

She said the county has necessary laws to protect child marriage and curbing violence against women. Side by side imposing the laws, mass awareness is needed to resolve such kind of social awareness, Choudhury observed.

Featherstone congratulated the Bangladesh Speaker for elected as the Chairperson of Standing Committee of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

The under secretary lauded Bangladesh success in protecting child marriage, controlling population and making progress of achieving gender parity.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert W Gibson was also present.


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