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Death penalty won't affect EU assistance: Muhith
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-10-31,  Publish Time : 21:13,  View Count : 9
SYLHET: Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Friday said the European Union’s opposition to death sentence awarded to war
criminals would not affect its development assistance to Bangladesh.

He came up with the remark while talking to reporters after attending a programme in the city.

Claiming that Bangladesh is considered as the ‘hero of the world’ abroad, Muhith said it is only criticised in its own land. “The developed countries, including the USA, want to become development partners of Bangladesh.”

He also said the new World Bank President offered to provide funds for the Padma Bridge project anew, but Bangladesh turned down his offer.

Describing the country’s exporters as very sincere, the minister said the export growth has shown a remarkable rise. “The growth may touch 9-10 percent or even higher.”

He also termed the assertion of the World Bank over the GDP unrealistic.


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