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'Media, civil society contributes to flourishing democracy'

Published: May 22, 2019 18:19:58 | Updated: May 23, 2019 19:17:08


Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday said the media and civil society are playing vital role for strengthening democracy in the country.

Both media and civil society possess very strong position in the country… so their contribution is very important for giving democracy an institutional shape, said Dr Shirin.

The Speaker said this while meeting a delegation led by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Bangladesh Mia Seppo at her office, said an official release here today.

During the meeting, the UN Resident coordinator discussed about the human rights commission and the existing laws of the commission. She said that the UN bodies and other countries will extend their cooperation for continuation of democracy and establishing human rights in Bangladesh.

Norwegian ambassador to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken, Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh Charlotta Schlyter, Switzerland Ambassador Ren‚ Holenstein, British High commissioner to Bangladesh Chatterton Dickson, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller, EU First Secretary (Political) Erica Hasznos, UNDP resident representative Sudipta Mukherjee and high officials of the Jatiya Sangsad were present, among others, during the meeting, reports BSS.

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