World Bank vice president for South Asia Region Martin Raiser sings the praise of Bangladesh's constant progress which he bills a role model for many countries to follow.
Officials said the visiting high official of the global development financier noted that Bangladesh is one of the highest recipients of World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) credits.
"Bangladesh itself will prepare its economic policy and the World Bank will remain beside the country," Mr Raiser was quoted as saying at a meeting with finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at the latter's secretariat office.
He said the World Bank wants to publicise the success story of Bangladesh to other countries during the golden jubilee of bilateral relations of the two sides.
At the meeting, the finance minister thanked the World Bank for extending additional assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic period, especially for financing the procurement of vaccines.
He also sought further World Bank cooperation in socioeconomic development of Bangladesh.